Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games
Fathers Day 2015

23 Skidoo Backgammon Quiz

by Jake Jacobs
12 March 2013

Jake Jacobs

GammonVillage Subscriptions:

Choose a subscription length. Your best value is the lifetime subscription.

3 Month Subscription
24 Aug 2015
1 Year Subscription
24 May 2016
Lifetime Subscription

Proceed to Step Two

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card and PayPal. Google Wallet available.

Article text Copyright © 1999-2015 Jake Jacobs and GammonVillage Inc.

You must be signed in to rate articles.

Feedback about this article:

Subject: Re: 23 Skidoo Backgammon Quiz
Date: 17 Mar 2013 14:09 EST

I played with some of these positions in XG. In problem 1, XGR+ version 1 prefers 13/10 6/4*. How far back is that play in your rollout? In problem 4, I found that if we weaken White's board, for example taking two checkers from her 3pt and putting one each on her 4pt and 5pt, then 13/8 floats to the top.

Subject: Re: 23 Skidoo Backgammon Quiz
From: *Stick*
Date: 17 Mar 2013 18:56 EST

As for #1 Jake is on crack. XG2 prefers on all major levels the play you mentioned, 10, 4*. A rollout confirms that it is the best play.

As for #4 of course if you leave the inner board blotted paying now would become correct the same as if you made it only a 2pt board spanning a 4 prime from the 8pt to the 5pt it would be right to pay now. As the problem is presented though we can almost always leave those indirects later at the same cost if needed while we buy time for our opponent to perhaps slot the next point in line or we roll something better. Classic pay now/pay later problem.

You must be signed in to post comments.

List Price: $395.00Sale Price: $265.00

USBGF OLM 2015-05-20

Wed, May 20, 2015 03:54 PM

FIBS Board:
Re: B.B King R.I.P

Wed, May 20, 2015 01:53 AM

Big Money Bill:
Karen Davis

Thu, May 14, 2015 07:24 PM
Join the Gammon Village Store Affiliate Program today.
Help Wanted
Backgammon Board Game Cartoon
Social Networking
Become a Fan on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Follow Us
U.S. Backgammon Federation
The U.S. Backgammon Federation
Terms & Conditions I Privacy Policy I About Us I Contact Us I Advertise I Affiliates I Site Map
Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games