Straggler's Dilemma

by Walter Trice
15 December 2007

Walter Trice

One of backgammon's most common strategic patterns is the holding game, in which one player has some combination of points and blots well back on his opponent's side of the board. My July and August articles discussed the problem of when and whether to break a holding game anchor. This time we consider the related problem of a straggling blot in a holding game. Sometimes the blot accompanies a point or another blot; sometimes it stands alone.

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