by Steve Sax
11 June 2002
Last week we discussed how to move your checkers to maximize your chances of winning. When cube decisions come up, you must be prepared to make the best decision possible at that given time.
Cube action in tournament and money games is different for a variety of reasons. In tournaments there is no Jacoby rule so that you or your opponent can play for an undoubled gammon or backgammon. In addition to that factor a more important difference is that depending on how many points you need, with respect to how many points your opponent needs, can affect cube action greatly.
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