Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games

Strategic Choices - Snowie, Intuition And The Variables

by Steve Sax
25 January 2001


Steve Sax

Michael Strato: In Position 3, there is something I am curious about. There's nothing that complicated about it, as Green, you should have no trouble winning here. However, you choice was to play this 5-5 roll with 13/3*(2) instead of the automatic-looking 8/3*(2) 7/2(2). Snowie does not agree and so I wonder if there's a special reason for this move?

Move 14 Green






 
Pip: 94
Game 1
5 point match

Green-White:
Score 0-0
Pip: 109
 

# PlyMoveEquity
  1 3 8/3*(2) 7/2(2) 61.93%
    0.3%   7.3%  88.9%    11.1%   0.6%   0.0%
* 2 3 13/3*(2) 61.09% (-0.83%)
    0.1%   5.7%  87.5%    12.5%   0.7%   0.0%
  3 3 13/3* 9/4 8/3 60.59% (-1.33%)
    0.2%   5.7%  86.2%    13.8%   1.5%   0.0%
  4 3 13/8 8/3*(3) 60.51% (-1.42%)
    0.2%   5.2%  86.1%    13.9%   0.7%   0.0%
  5 3 9/4(2) 8/3*(2) 60.28% (-1.65%)
    0.2%   5.1%  85.5%    14.5%   0.8%   0.0%


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Steve Sax: In Position 3, Snowie disagrees with my play and I can be convinced that I was wrong as well. When using Snowie as a learning tool one must be careful to not do one of two things
 
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