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Offline maria

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Doubling during a one point match ...
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:44:49 PM »
Just curious why some people do it. 

Maybe to end a game faster?

Have you ever doubled during a one point match, and if so, what were your reasons?

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Doubling during a one point match ...
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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 10:05:21 PM »
No, I have never done it..but there are newbies who don't realise that the rating points you get are the same whether you win by 1 point or 64...perhaps they are used to money games when they arrive, where winning by more gets you more return.  They eventually get it if you make a policy of routinely resigning a 1 point match as a backgammon [if you are losing it of course  ;)], they will ask why and be surprised that it makes no difference at all.
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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 10:05:21 PM »

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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 10:15:43 PM »
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They eventually get it if you make a policy of routinely resigning a 1 point match as a backgammon [if you are losing it of course]
....not forgetting, of course, to re-cube before you then resign!  :laugh:

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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 11:08:26 PM »
Some insist it brings good luck with the dice.   :laugh:  While others think maybe you will click wrong, which I have, btw.  Then, there are some who just want to take the cube to 64 for fun!  Novel idea, too!  :lol:

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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
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Offline RickrInSF

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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 11:32:40 PM »
i've done it, usually drunk and not realizing it was only a one pt game (and with manxkitty of course, she just thinks it's funny ;)

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Re: Doubling during a one point match ...
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 12:16:02 AM »
Some newbies are simply clueless - I was myself at one time.  When I first started playing online (3 pointers at MSN Gamezone, I think) I had no idea why the cube was grayed out some of the time.  If I had been able to click it, I'm sure I would have doubled at 2-2 in a match to 3.

 Since some FIBS interfaces allow doubles where it makes no sense, some people will use it.

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