A note on hitting maximum and maximal cliques with a stable set

@article{Christofides2013ANO,
  title={A note on hitting maximum and maximal cliques with a stable set},
  author={Demetres Christofides and Katherine L Edwards and Andrew D. King},
  journal={Journal of Graph Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={73},
  pages={354-360}
}
It was recently proved that any graph satisfying ω > 2 3(∆ + 1) contains a stable set hitting every maximum clique. In this note we prove that the same is true for graphs satisfying ω ≥ 23(∆ + 1) unless the graph is the strong product of an odd hole and Kω/2. We also provide a counterexample to a recent conjecture on the existence of a stable set hitting every sufficiently large maximal clique. 

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