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July 27, 2009


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In Italian westerns, such as THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, we commonly encounter the word "Duello" for gunfight--as in the film titled IL GRANDE DUELLO. In THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, Sergio Leone and his composer Ennio Morricone referred to the climactic three-way gunfight in that film as "il Triello." Don't know whether they got that from Shubik or happened upon it independently.


is a recent thread on a blog I contribute to which gets into the mathematics behind truels. I found your blog this morning when searching for a site I found yesterday (but couldn't remember) that provided a solution for the case of the weakest shooter hitting with probability 1/2 and the next stronger shooter hitting and with probability 4/5.

The currently last comment to the above post links to yet another blog which contains a screenshot of a simulation of the truel etc. etc.

I am a lover of words and look forward to seeing what's going on here in the coming days!

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