Backgammon Settlers Hang In There-Here Comes The Cavalry

by Jake Jacobs
10 April 2008

Jake Jacobs

Bart Brooks' recent column about a game he watched years ago between Walter Cooke and a nameless gambler focused on a seldom discussed area of backgammon: the settlement. Danny Kleinman often wrote about settlements, but his approach was on a case-by-case basis rather than treating them as a strategic aspect of money play. I have two stories about settlements. (Really I have many more, but two is all I am going to tell you right now, so plan your evening accordingly.)

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