Backgammon's Virtual End Zone

by Douglas Zare
1 August 2008

Douglas Zare

Backgammon's doubling cube means you don't have to bear off all of your checkers to win. You don't need to achieve 100% game winning chances to double your opponent out, and doubling while your opponent has a slim take is almost as good as a win. Improving your cubeless game winning chances by 1% should increase your cubeful equity by some amount, but by how much?

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