Offline thresholds for Ramsey-type games on random graphs

Michael Krivelevich, Reto Spöhel*, Angelika Steger

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In this article, we compare the offline versions of three Ramsey-type one-player games that have been studied in an online setting in previous work: the online Ramsey game, the balanced online Ramsey game, and the Achlioptas game. The goal in all games is to color the edges of the random graph Gn,m according to certain rules without creating a monochromatic copy of some fixed forbidden graph H. Although in general, the three online games have different thresholds, we prove that for most graphs H, the offline threshold for all three problems is m0(n) = n2-1/m2(H), where m2(H):= maxH'⊆H(eH' - 1)/(vH' - 2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-79
Number of pages23
JournalRandom Structures and Algorithms
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Achlioptas process
  • Ramsey properties
  • Random graph


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