by Steve Sax
21 June 2011
After accepting an invitation in April to play in the "Giants of Backgammon Invitational" to be held at the Chicago Open in late May, 2011, I had a mere six weeks to get my game up to speed for what would be the toughest tournament I ever played in.
To best prepare for this competition, I decided to put myself in as close to the playing conditions as possible and I did this by trying to mirror those conditions as closely as possible in my training regimen.
The conditions of play would be, best two of three nine point matches, using a clock with specific time controls (2 minutes per point reserve and 12 seconds per move free).
Most practice I had done up until that time was live five and seven point matches, not using a clock, or seven point matches at GridGammon with the pip count on.
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