Across the Scores

by Douglas Zare
4 January 2011

Douglas Zare

When we play backgammon matches, we face a series of decisions at one match score, and then move on to the next score.

It is an enlightening exercise to do the reverse: Take one decision, and consider it at several match scores. This can help you to understand both the match scores and the position better.

Sometimes a play is right because it is simply strong. At other times, it is right because of specific features of the match score. At which other match scores is it also right?

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