Wrong Match Equity Table

by Douglas Zare
1 November 2008

Douglas Zare

One of the key advances in backgammon theory was the introduction of match equity tables by theorists such as Zadeh and Kleinmann. Experts use match equity tables to determine the true risks versus rewards in match play instead of the nominal points won or lost. Using any reasonable match equity table is better than not using anything, but now there are multiple tables in use. Woolsey has a commonly used MET, but Snowie uses its own MET, and GNU uses a different table by default. What happens when the tables conflict?

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