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Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision

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Offline diane

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Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« on: May 20, 2011, 09:25:19 AM »
Position ID: 4G3wAlDMZuKAIg
Match ID: cAmgAAAAAAAA

giles danced again with 5-3, and I think we should stop for a moment and think about a potential cube.

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Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 06:39:01 PM »
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 12:33:31 AM »
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 06:49:57 PM »
In our chouette I'd buy games from wimps like you.

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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 11:31:40 AM »
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 10:31:51 PM »
Playing on in a money game would NOT be the way to go. Since you can't gammon opponents without turning the cube, theres no reason to play on.

As regards the situation at hand, we have a better board, he has no anchor, he has 1 on the bar, he has a vulnerable blot. All these seem to suggest we play on for a gammon. If he anchors up on his next roll, cashing might be best, but it seems we have a free roll here.

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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 01:18:13 AM »
Ooops! Crucial word 'not', carelessly omitted in error from my last post. Obviously it would be pointless to play on for a gammon in an un-cubed money game. Still reckon it was Ok to cube in this match though.

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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 05:16:19 AM »
I'm late to the party here - just got back from spending a week riding horses in the Arizona desert, but it appears the Herd has done well in my absence.

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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 06:02:07 AM »
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 10:24:22 AM »
It appears the Herd has done well in my absence.

Actually, the Herd had a word with me, and said it would a cold day on the ski slope before they would let you anywhere near the dice again.... ;)

Did we miss one...hope not, After I did the last move, I suddenly thought I probably should have asked then, but it was a bit late.  Let me know.
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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 01:25:28 PM »
Did we miss one...hope not, After I did the last move, I suddenly thought I probably should have asked then, but it was a bit late.  Let me know.

Anytime I have a cash I wonder whether I missed a cube, so the thought crossed my mind here.  I've posted a rollout of the cube decision for the last move and it's not a cube - one could argue that it was close enough to have a vote, but I don't think it was.  In any case, we didn't miss a cube.

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Re: Game 1, move 5: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 03:35:07 PM »

I posted this cube decision over at Stick's site for further commentary:

http://www.bgonline.org/forums/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=97085#97085

2-ply rollout is available there.

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