Vote on the Problem of the Week

Here is the new Problem of the Week.

The solution will be posted on October 23, 2017.

Match to 11

Red – 9, Black – 7

Black on roll, cube action?

 

 

 

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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