Gapped Crunched Bearoffs

by Walter Trice
15 November 2007

Walter Trice

In the bearoff phase of a game of backgammon the checker play is nearly trivial, but determining the proper cube action can be quite difficult. Mental arithmetic is almost always necessary. Sometimes a pip count for each side is sufficient. In fully crunched positions, with all checkers stacked on low points, a count of the checkers may tell you all you need to know.

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