in each round, two players play against each other. each player picks a real number between 0 and 10 inclusive.

if the distance between the two numbers is less than 5, then the player who picked the highest number wins. otherwise, the player who picked the lowest number wins. (if the two numbers picked are equal, then there is a rematch of this round).

(the distance between two numbers is defined as the absolute value of their difference. ie distance(a,b) = abs(a-b) ).

the competition is structured as a single-elimination knockout tournament between all participating players.

if you want to play, respond in this thread, or react to the message in #event-announcements in the esoserver discord, or message me some other way.

if you want to play, post in this thread or elsewhere as mentioned. once a reasonable number of players have shown interest, i will structure the competition and start it. people will submit their guesses by sending their chosen number to me when i ask them to.

i will leave this open until tomorrow, probably. (though 8 participants is very convenient). after that i will randomly arrange tournament bracket things and then the competition will start.

i now have guesses from everyone except jmibo, and also a mystery email from someone who didn't include their name. it seems reasonable to assume the mystery emailer is jmibo but i would like them to confirm. jmibo, please confirm whether you are the mystery emailer.

taswelll chose 3, and trimill chose 6ln(2) (≈ 4.16). distance < 5 so the highest guesser, trimill, wins

jmibo chose 7 and citrons chose 10. distance < 5 so the highest guesser, citrons, wins.

kit sent me what appears to be the first ~10 million digits of pi (though i only checked the first few thousand digits). if you want, you can view the full 10MB txt file. mb guessed 3. distance < 5 so the highest guesser, kit wins.

round 2

current tournament bracket:

i will run this round in parallel as well, but i probably won't do that any more after this one. therefore i need guesses from all of these people:

I mean, no, the number you guess doesn't have to be an integer. it can be any real number between 0 and 10 inclusive that I can compare with the other person's guess. two of the guesses in the previous round (including your own) are nonintegers, so this should be somewhat evident already