Optimal Seedings in Elimination Tournaments :

@inproceedings{Groh2003OptimalSI,
  title={Optimal Seedings in Elimination Tournaments :},
  author={Christian Groh and Benny Moldovanu and Aner Sela and Uwe Sunde},
  year={2003}
}
We study an elimination tournament with heterogenous contestants whose ability is common-knowledge. Each pair-wise match is modeled as an all-pay auction where the winner gets the right to compete at the next round. Equilibrium efforts are in mixed strategies, yielding rather complex play dynamics: the endogenous win probabilities in each match depend on… CONTINUE READING

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