25 February 2011
In the first article of my Mythbusters series we examined the adage of making your five point above all. It turns out this is sound advice. This month's article is going to cover something I've referred to as long as I can remember as Pottle's Law. For those of you unfamiliar with it, such as google and any backgammon glossary I checked, Pottle's Law simply states Always run the last checker
Last month I gave 20 examples but some people seemed overwhelmed with a quiz of that length so this month I will cut it to ten examples. Please take as much time as needed to go through the problems and decide on your play and after you've answered all ten questions then you can continue scrolling down and arrive at the rollouts, discussion, and final thoughts on whether or not Pottle's Law is the real deal or busted. All of these problems came up in over the board situations, mostly my own positions, I prefer 'real' positions to contrived positions whenever possible.
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