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Accidently created a new form of competitionadvice needed
Posted By: Phil Simborg
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2013, at 12:00 p.m.
In Response To: Accidently created a new form of competitionadvice needed (Sam Pottle)
I like the idea of raising the cube to start on 2 after a certain number of games and then 4 to ensure that the match does not go on forever.
So, please humor me. Let's say the cube is on 1 and the score is 30 in a match to 5, and if I am leading and my opponent doubles me and wins, I am then leading 10, and if I win I win the match. What is my take point; what is his take point; and what is my gammon price if he cubes to 2?
I am interested in seeing the methodology and the math to come to these numbers so that I can develop a match equity table and takepoint chart and be able to explain to a high school math club how this works. I think if I can "hook" them on these kinds of calculations and get them to work on the normal calculations for a normal backgammon match, I can get them more interested in the game overall.

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