BGO vs. BGO OLM Update - Tiebreakers
Posted By: ah_clem In Response To: BGO vs. BGO OLM Update (Jason Lee)
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
In Response To: BGO vs. BGO OLM Update (Jason Lee)
I can't say I have a strong opinion on how ordinary ties are broken: Captain chooses, random draw, timestamp based decision, whatever.
A bigger problem is where the vote is split amongst several plays, a couple of which involve a similar idea. For instance, consider this hastily constructed and not very realistic example:
White is Player 2
9 point match pip: 164
Blue is Player 1
XGID=-aa--AD-C--AdD-a-c-cb---B-:0:0:1:63:0:0:0:9:10 Blue to play 63
eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10
Imagine for a moment that we're all donkeys and that 3 team members want to hit, while the other 8 think making the five point is the way to go. Unfortunately, the 8 votes are split among the 4 plausible ways to make the five point. Since no one can change their vote, the hitting play wins, even though the team wants to make the five point by a 2-1 majority.
I haven't been following the OLM very closely, so presumably you have found a way to deal with this, or maybe it just doesn't come up very often. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to construct an example of position where a similar split vote would actually occur with players at this level.
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