The Ash Dalvi 3/3 Blitz Count (Part 2)

by Ash Dalvi
15 May 2011

Ash Dalvi

"When assessing cube action, the sum of the parts is frequently more accurate than the whole" Ash Dalvi (2011)

Some positions in backgammon justify more analysis than others. The types of positions I am talking about are complex positions that occur frequently. The 3/3 blitz position is one such position.

This article follows on from Part 1. You will need to have read the formula in Part 1 in order to understand Part 2 of the Ash Dalvi 3/3 Blitz Count. In the first part, I presented a formula based on the positions of checkers on the potential blitzer's side of the board. In Part 2, I look at the effects of the following changes in the basic 3/3 blitz position on the defender's side of the board.

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