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It's Impossible/and a new test of skill

Posted By: Daniel Murphy
Date: Saturday, 24 April 2010, at 12:40 a.m.

In Response To: It's Impossible/and a new test of skill (Ray Kershaw)

Ray: the minimum number of pips I must roll to get all my checkers on my side of the board in three rolls. I make it 36 pips (with opponent rolling at least 13 pips)

32 13/11 13/10 ... 44 24/20(2) 13/9(2)
32 13/11 13/10 ... 44 20/12*(2)
21 bar/22 ... 11 13/11 13/12(2)

is also 36 and 13.

32 13/11 13/10 ... 22 13/11(4)
32 13/11 13/10 ... 66 24/12*(2)
21 bar/22 ... 21 13/10

is 35 and 13.

32 13/11 13/10 ... 21 13/10
32 13/11 13/10 ... 66 24/12*(2)
21 bar/22 ... 11 13/12(4)

is 31 and 13. Winner?


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