Recently I have been struggling with a new kind of problem in my warlight games. I have been trying to find picks and moves that are best even if my opponent predicts them and counters them perfectly. I can say with confidence this is a bad way to play and has led me to a lot of losses =/. I think I started playing this way because the ladder punishes me so harshly for losing a single game against a weaker opponent, but fuck what the ladder thinks, I am just going to have to take the losses.

Anyway I found a few game theory articles on Wikipedia and they helped me understand the problem and deal with it. Basically most positions in WL are intransitive and I was trying to play them like there was a dominant strategy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_dominance
Previously chess writers have been a big part of my inspiration, but I think I would like to learn more game theory. Do you use any game theory in your games? Can you recommend stuff to read?

Thanks, merry christmas everyone.