Playing on a Table or Computer in a Tournament
Posted By: Michael Petch In Response To: Playing on a Table or Computer in a Tournament (Jason Lee)
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2014, at 5:29 p.m.
In Response To: Playing on a Table or Computer in a Tournament (Jason Lee)
Yeah, as I said if I had to play an event where it wasn't optional I wouldn't go. That includes the finals. I don't mind the idea of the match being streamed to another room and someone there commentating and/or entering the moves manually into a bot. But I shouldn't have to give up playing on a tournament board with real checkers (and dice) to appease others. If the board/checkers/dice had sensors I wouldn't have a problem having that data transmitted somewhere else in real time.
I play non tournament Backgammon with others and I find that I actually visualize things on the larger board a lot better than I do playing on the computer. My PRs are usually lower over the board as well. I should note (and some already know this) that I disadvantage myself against online players since I turn off the pip count while I play (SHG and GG have the option to turn it off). I started doing that a couple years ago as a learning aid (for live play), and I just got use to doing without it.
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