The philosophical part
1) Hierarchy of games
In this chapter, the hierarchy of games is examined under the aspect of suitability as a money game. It is mainly games of skill with a luck factor that are suitable for professional gambling.
2) The Pauli Ladder
A position can be taken on any topic. This position can be expressed in stages as: Fight – Reject – Tolerate – Accept – Understand – Internalise – Do it yourself – Spread. With two feet you have two positions you can take, one on understanding always seems suitable.
3) Payment morale
An obstacle for many, but one that can be welcome, is the uncertainty whether one will get one’s money if one wins. This is a similar problem both in the private sphere (playing for money with strangers?) and in betting (e.g. on the internet).
4) Event space
Investigation of events that were not originally foreseen in the event space. Doubts about the generally accepted equal distribution, which does not exist in practice (example: throwing dice).
5) Philosophy of luck
A few thoughts on the subject of luck and bad luck; worth illuminating here is the extent to which playful luck and life luck are related. General thoughts about language.
6) Lucky birds
Everyone who plays is either a lucky or unlucky person. In practice, one can never get what one is entitled to. Philosophy of a point of derivation.
7) My chaos theory
The first practical encounter in 1970 at the World Cup. Then my special way of looking at this subject.
8) Murphy’s law
Originally I thought it was just the formulation of a mathematical law, which could be expressed colloquially like this: What ever can go wrong, will go wrong. Any event that has a probability of occurrence greater than 0 will eventually happen if you try long enough.
9) Nihil is – Nothing is (real)
The aspect: Since one cannot even prove one’s own existence, one can also in principle prove absolutely nothing else. There are always a few axioms on which proofs are built.
10) More about luck and bad luck
Losing too much in a game with a disadvantage – really bad luck? And: Play consciously, even games with a disadvantage.
Several funny reflections on the topic. A bit crazy, but entertaining.
12) Philosophy of games
Categorisation of games, the appeal of games, the perspective as participant or as spectator.
13) Game addiction
A few basic thoughts on how it can come about. An exception here: My personal approach to it, some incidents from a gamer’s life.
14) Sport Game Tension
Superfluous, revise, already included elsewhere or integrate. Basic considerations but useful.
15) About luck and bad luck
The perception of luck and bad luck: Luck is not perceived, but bad luck is.
16) Examination of games
Roulette, Black Jack, Toto, Lotto, horse betting stock exchange. But a somewhat different approach. Quite mathematical. Black Jack with rules and winning strategy, calculation of bank advantage. How are the games to be beaten in general?