Vote on the Problem of the Week

Here is the new Problem of the Week. The solution will be posted on December 16th.

The solution to last week’s Problem is below the current Problem.  Congratulations to those who chose Double/Take.  Mathemagics did not double in this Problem position or in the 2 subsequent positions show below.

Michy (on roll) v. yosiyuki; Gridgammon, 12/7/18:

Match to 11 –
Black 0, Red 6
Red on Roll-Cube Action

 

Art Benjamin (“Mathemagics,” on roll) v. Julian Becker (“profpianist”),

Gridgammon, 11/25/18:

Match to 7 –
Black 3, Red 4
Black on Roll-Cube Action

 

Phil Simborg, black on roll v. Rich Munitz.

Connecticut finals, 10/21/18

Match to 11 –
Black 7, Red 9
Black on Roll-Cube Action

 

Mathemagics (Art Benjamin) v. ShotByJustin (Justin Nowell) (Gridgammon) 10/4/18

Match to 7 –
Black 0, Red 2
Black on Roll-Cube Action

Maestro, Lebanon (on roll-red) v. Wilx, Costa Rica
Gridgammon, 11/7/18:

Match to 7 –
Black 0, Red 0
Red on Roll-Cube Action

 

Wilcox Snellings (“Wilx,” on roll-black) v. Frank Costello (“Ghost55”), Gridgammon, 11/1/18:

Match to 5 – Part 1
Black 0, Red 2
Black on Roll-Cube Action

Part 2

Ray Fogerlund (red on roll) v. Blake Fleetwood
Connecticut, 8/18/18

Match to 21
Black 12, Red 3
Red on Roll-Cube Action

Compare the above to this position:

Jim Airgood (on roll) v. Ben Friesen, Flint Club Championship, 10/14/18

Match to 9

Black 2, Red 6

Red on Roll-Cube Action?

Michael Neagu (on roll) v. Steve Sax: “Sunny Florida,” 10/5/18

Neagu doubled, Sax passed.

Match to 11

Black 8, Red 5

Black on Roll-Cube Action?

 

Match to 17

Black 2, Red 0

Black on Roll-Cube Action?

Match to 7

Black 5, Red 6 -Crawford

Black on Roll-6-2?

Match to 7

Black 3, Red 5 -Black on Roll-Cube Action?

 

Match to 4

Black 0, Red 2 -Black on Roll-Cube Action?

Match to 7

Black 4, Red 5 -Red on Roll-Cube Action?

 

Match to 11

Black 7, Red 9 – Black on Roll-Cube Action?

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6 thoughts on “Vote on the Problem of the Week

  1. Pingback: New Feature – Vote on the Problem of the Week | St. Louis Backgammon Club

  2. Some of the rollout results of these poll questions are quite surprising to me, and I guess that just goes to show that I have a lot to learn!

    Even though it is only a 3-prime, I like the idea of keeping the 5-6-bar point intact, and I also don’t like pinning 4 guys away basically “out of commission” for the rest of the game?

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  3. I won’t argue with the rollout of course, but I’m surprised by this one, and am curious to learn from it. I would think it would be important to fight for your opponent’s 5 point here given the 5-pt prime you’re up against, and playing 11-5 with the 6 gives 1 more checker bearing on the home board to potentially make a 5-pt prime of your own. But I suppose the right answer lies in getting a guy past your opponent’s prime every chance you get? Would be curious to hear an explanation from someone smarter than me.

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  4. hmm it is hopeless to make your own ace point when you are behind a 5 prime. Seem any play is better. Of course my play is not one of the choices. hehe go figure. I make the four pt then not sure but think i will play the other two 6 – 2 leaving an ace shot.

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