Strategic Learning in Repeated Chess Games
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This paper examines if expert chess players in repeated chess games with the same opponent learn about the opponent’s type and adapt their choice of future strategies accordingly. Additionally, it shows how matching background characteristics such as gender, age, nationality and risk preferences affect the choice of strategy. The study employs a large international panel dataset with controls for age, gender, nationality, risk preferences and playing strength whereby the latter accounts for productivity. The findings show that chess players do indeed learn about the opponent’s type and that more recent outcomes have a greater influence than earlier outcomes. Moreover, players with similar background characteristics coordinate better than players of different gender or nationality but this difference decreases as the players learn about their opponent’s type. This suggests that screening discrimination decreases when players learn about the type of the opponent.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-44237OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-44237DiVA: diva2:360598