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Backgammon Brain Busters #69

by Michael Strato
21 March 2006

Strategy Talk

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Subject: Re: Backgammon Brain Busters #69
From: 2SWEET   
Date: 22 Mar 2006 03:55 EST

13-7/23-20 5-3/2off/2off/2off 13-5

Subject: Re: Backgammon Brain Busters #69
From: FDR
Date: 24 Mar 2006 00:48 EST

1.) 13-10 8-2, put two on the bar? 2.) 5/3* 3/1 4/2(2) If I understand the stuff on stack-and- straggler positions in Walter Trice's Backgammon Boot Camp (which I may well not) you should be a strong favorite after that. If I'm totally wrong, please correct. :) 3.) 13/5 Have to make the 5 point. White has a four-point board.

Subject: Re: Backgammon Brain Busters #69
From: alfie
Date: 26 Mar 2006 06:21 EST

if you make the5pt,itsnot going tobe easy to bringthe3backmen,but if you establish the13thpt you dont rea

lly care being hit with a 1 (pb2)

Subject: Re: Backgammon Brain Busters #69
From: gudgen
Date: 19 Jul 2007 01:54 EST

I'm shocked,I got it right! For #1--> not hitting on 10pt. and playing 23/20 tempts my opp to make the 20-th point (apart from losing tempo of not hitting on pt.10!)If my opp has a 5 pt. board-now it's a 4 brocken,it's MUCH more valuable to him/her than My 5-th point prime-I have to avid this.My plan would be-hit, bring checkers to bear and make your 5-prime,I'll have time to extricate my men later. Fot #2-->I HAVE just the time to play safe!After being hit, my opp has 3 times*8 point (theoretically less than 8 pts on an average-7 1/2??) to pick a man,which will leave him with 3 men.Meanwhile I would have picked 4 men-no misses, and be favorite to win.Leaving a blot on pt.3 and taking off 3 men of pt. 2 would leave 13/36 chance to be hit immediately plus another 5 (44,11,22,41) in the next trow and being hit- here is NOT what we want.

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