Cowan (1992) has addressed the question of how a team should allocate its players to achieve the optimal balance between offence and defence. He posed a simple territorial game called ‘Teamball' and derived a saddle-point solution under conditions which are claimed to be fairly general. In this paper we find that some restrictions are indeed required, leading to an interesting analysis. Copyright © 1996 Applied Probability Trust.
CitationCowan, R., Yu, P. L. H., & Ferguson, T. S. (1996). Restrictions on the saddle-point solution in the game of teamball. Journal of Applied Probability, 33(2), 443-447. doi: 10.2307/3215069
- Game theory
- Resource allocation
- Saddle point