The oriented cycle game


Two players A and C play the following game on a graph G. They orient the edges of G alternately with C playing first until all the edges of G have been oriented. The goal of C is to create at least one oriented cycle, while A wants to avoid this and finish with an acyclic orientation. Among other results we determine the minimal integer m=m(n) such that C has a winning strategy on every graph of order n and size m. We also discuss several generalizations of this game. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Discrete Mathematics