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How we will break 3way ties at the London Open  a new approach
Posted By: stw672
Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
It is possible that we will have some threeway ties in the preSuper 16 stages of the London Open 2016. For example if we have 12 players playing for 1 spot we would play 2 rounds to get to 3 but then we have a dilemma.
Obviously this problem happens a lot at backgammon tournaments.
We propose a new way to deal with this. Let's call the 3 players competing for a spot A, B and C.
A will play B at a 5 point match.
The loser is eliminated.
The winner will play C in a 4 point match with a 20 headstart. The winner of this match will go through.
Players will roll before the 3way kicks off with highroller getting to pick if they want to be A or B or C.
Everyone has a 33% chance of getting through (A or B has 50% chance of winning first match then 66% chance of winning 2nd match for 33% winning chances. C has 33% from 2away 4away).
Suppose you win the roll and get to pick. Do you want to be A or C? How is your choice affected by your opponents?

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