Maker-Breaker Percolation Games I: Crossing Grids. (arXiv:1810.05190v1 [math.CO])

Motivated by problems in percolation theory, we study the following 2-player positional game. Let $\Lambda_{m \times n}$ be a rectangular grid-graph with $m$ vertices in each row and $n$ vertices in each column. Two players, Maker and Breaker, play in alternating turns. On each of her turns, Maker claims $p$ (as-yet unclaimed) edges of the board $\Lambda_{m \times n}$, while on each of his turns Breaker claims $q$ (as-yet unclaimed) edges of the board and destroys them. Maker wins the game if she manages to claim all the edges of a crossing path joining the left-hand side of the board to its right-hand side, otherwise Breaker wins. We call this game the $(p,q)$-crossing game on $\Lambda_{m \times n}$. Given $m,n\in \mathbb{N}$, for which pairs $(p,q)$ does Maker have a winning strategy for the $(p,q)$-crossing game on $\Lambda_{m \times n}$? The $(1,1)$-case corresponds exactly to the popular game of Bridg-it, which is well understood due to it being a special case of the older Shannon 查看全文>>