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Friday, May 9, 2014

How to win at rock-paper-scissors

By James Morgan
Science reporter, BBC News

Rock paper scissors

What are your odds of winning rock-paper-scissors? Simple - one in three. At least, that's what chance predicts.

But people do not play randomly - they follow hidden patterns that you can predict to win more games than you should, a study has revealed.

Winners tend to stick with their winning action, while losers tend to switch to the next action in the sequence "rock-paper-scissors".

Anticipating these moves could give you a winning edge, say scientists. (...)

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