Hiding behind Jacoby
Posted By: Daniel Murphy In Response To: Hiding behind Jacoby (Taper_Mike)
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 12:44 a.m.
In Response To: Hiding behind Jacoby (Taper_Mike)
The supposed benefit of Jacoby is to do away with long, boring games.
That's not a "supposed" benefit. That's a real effect, ending (with correct cube action) every game that has gone in one roll from ND or D/T to TG with a centered cube.
This is yet another counterexample that puts the lie to the notion that Jacoby does not make much of a difference.
I submit that despite this example "Jacoby doesn't make much of a difference" is true. Of it's affect on cube strategy, other than centered cube/TG games, I know of no data that shows the rule has much effect. Likewise for checker play decisions, other than a few examples.
How often does the rule affect checker play? 0.1% of the time, perhaps? Or less? Does Jacoby make any difference on 1st turn plays? 2nd turn plays? 3rd turn plays? 4th turn plays? Do we know?
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