by Jake Jacobs
5 March 2014
Even in the days when I averaged forty hours of live backgammon play every week, it seemed to me that warming up with a match or two before the start of a big tournament was a good idea.
Now that I average forty hours a year, it follows that warming up is even more important.
Not heeding my own good advice, I played my first match cold. Not a good idea when you are playing someone as strong as Nishikawa in the Super Jackpot. My error rate served to underscore the point.
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