An Unusual Match?
Posted By: Bill Riles
Date: Thursday, 24 July 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
I very rarely see a player winning a match when the opponent has a significant luck advantage.
I played a 17 point match last night that required 20 games.
In the first 5-6 games the opponent greatly outplayed me plus he had +7.5 luck -- not surprisingly I trailed 0-10/17.
Then the tide turned a bit -- I started playing better, the dice evened out a bit, and I think the opponent started getting a bit conservative.
I finally evened the score for the first time at 16-16 and then won the match.
In the final analysis, the opponent outplayed me in the range of his 6.5 against my 7.5. or so. Despite the luck turning a bit in the second half of the match, he still ended with a +2.8 luck factor for the match. Somehow I won.
Again, in my experience, I found it unusual that the opponent outplayed me and had substantially better dice yet was rewarded with a loss. Generally that is almost always a fatal combination.
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