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on: March 15th, 2013

\begin{conjecture} Every k-arc-strong tournament decomposes into k spanning strong digraphs. \end{conjecture}

Conjecture 8 implies Kelly's conjecture (\emph{Every regular tournament of order $n$ can be decomposed into $(n-1)/2$ Hamilton directed cycles.}) which has been proved for tournaments of sufficiently large order by Kühn and Osthus [KO].

Bang-Jensen and Yeo [BY] gave several results supporting this conjecture. For example they proved it for $k$-arc-strong tournaments with minimum in- and out-degree at least $37k$.

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*[BY] J. Bang-Jensen, A. Yeo, Decomposing k-arc-strong tournaments into strong spanning subdigraphs, Combinatorica 24 (2004) 331–349.

[KO] Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus, Hamilton decompositions of regular expanders: a proof of Kelly's conjecture for large tournaments, Advances in Mathematics 237 (2013), 62-146.

% Example: %*[B] Claude Berge, Farbung von Graphen, deren samtliche bzw. deren ungerade Kreise starr sind, Wiss. Z. Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg Math.-Natur. Reihe 10 (1961), 114. % %[CRS] Maria Chudnovsky, Neil Robertson, Paul Seymour, Robin Thomas: \arxiv[The strong perfect graph theorem]{math.CO/0212070}, % Ann. of Math. (2) 164 (2006), no. 1, 51--229. \MRhref{MR2233847} % % (Put an empty line between individual entries)

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