Those Pesky Backgammon Bear Off Choices

by Bart Brooks
25 March 2008

Bart Brooks

Most of us know the general bear off rules when an opponent is on the bar; leave the ends even, preferably the last four checkers so as not to leave a shot with a double roll, and not to open up a slot where he can enter in front of you. However, these smooth plays are not always obtainable. Often we have an inconvenient choice. There are even occasions where the number of shot leaving rolls are equal for different plays.

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