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Rock Paper Scissors: Predicting and influencing opponent behavior

The 16th “People Who Read People” podcast episode is an interview with Jason Simmons, aka Master Roshambollah, arguably the most well-known Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) player in the world.

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Topics include:

  • Common physical indicators (i.e., “tells) that give you an idea of what an opponent will likely throw
  • Verbal and visual methods for influencing an opponent’s throw
  • What format/structure is used at RPS competitions
  • Why some players use randomizing strategies to level the playing field versus tough opponents
  • Do people gamble at Rock Paper Scissors?

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