A minimax inequality with applications to existence of equilibrium point and fixed point theorems
Ky Fan’s minimax inequality [8, Theorem 1] has become a versatile tool in nonlinear and convex analysis. In this paper, we shall first obtain a minimax inequality which generalizes those generalizations of Ky Fan’s minimax inequality due to Allen , Yen , Tan , Bae Kim Tan  and Fan himself . Several equivalent forms are then formulated and one of them, the maximal element version, is used to obtain a fixed point theorem which in turn is applied to obtain an existence theorem of an equilibrium point in a one-person game. Next, by applying the minimax inequality, we present some fixed point theorems for set-valued inward and outward mappings on a non-compact convex set in a topological vector space. These results generalize the corresponding results due to Browder , Jiang  and Shih Tan  in several aspects.