[ View Thread ] [ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

BGonline.org Forums

GS - Are more hits better

Posted By: Taper_Mike
Date: Saturday, 20 July 2013, at 2:37 p.m.

In Response To: GS - Are more hits better (Terrapin)





White is Player 2

score: 0
pip: 126
2 point match
Crawford
pip: 88
score: 1

Blue is Player 1
XGID=a-BaBCCBB---aA---bbbbbb---:0:0:1:51:1:0:1:2:10
Blue to play 51

13/12*/7 - If blue does hit and white anchors, white keeps his dangerous board for longer whilst waiting on the bar. Worse for blue if white hits later.

Hitting outside increases the chance that White will make an anchor on the 1pt.

You may have noticed that hitting inside, with pick-and-pass, comes out better in your GS eval than hitting outside. Indeed, if you give the cube to White, and play this in unlimited games, 8/3*/2, is the best play. It is also best at gammon-go.

At gammon save, however, it fares worse. Thatís because pick-and-pass, like 13/12*/7, increases the chance that White will anchor on the 1pt. The same logic holds at DMP. When nothing is to be gained in winning a gammon, the best strategy is to play to pass White, and win the race. If he anchors on the 3pt, so be it. And in case he does not, woe to him.

Mike

Messages In This Thread

 

Post Response

Your Name:
Your E-Mail Address:
Subject:
Message:

If necessary, enter your password below:

Password:

 

 

[ View Thread ] [ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

BGonline.org Forums is maintained by Stick with WebBBS 5.12.