Don't the Norwegian players know that "Rock is for Rookies?
October 19, 2008 7:57 PM Subscribe
The Yahoo! 2008 World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Championships will be held in Toronto, Ontario on October 25.
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First prize: $10,000. Norway
has publicly stated that they aim for a Norwegian world champion by 2010. RPS trading cards can be found here
. Graham Walker, co-founder of the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, discusses the sport on CBC here
. Amusing posters
and other kitsch
.The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide
Don’t even think about competing before consulting The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide
On the history of the game:
The first known proto-RPS game was played widely by early Homo-sapiens around 5000 B.C. They used it to resolve food and mating disputes
Why you should compete:
Rock Paper Scissors (RPS)—the ultimate decision-making tool—is the game you played as a child to determine who went fi rst in dodge ball or who got the last piece of candy. Today the ancient game is becoming a social phenomenon and this time it’s for adults....
What is a gambit?
A series of three successive moves made with strategic intention
, and include "THE CRESCENDO", "DENOUEMENT", "FISTFUL O' DOLLARS" (This move took the 1967 RPS World Championships by surprise and is arguably still one of the great surprise offensive moves), and more.
Advanced play - why study RPS?
"To the beginner the choices are few, to the expert the choices are many."
- Wojek Smallsoa, as quoted in The Trio of Hands, 1962
Some claim mathematics
is more of a determinant of who wins.