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 on: Yesterday at 09:03:14 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by stog
herd 61

 on: Yesterday at 08:53:46 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by roman
24-18, 13-8, safe and flxible, i hope for a constructive role.

 on: October 26, 2014, 02:53:22 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by ah_clem
stats for game two.  Flawless checker play on both sides and a cube error for each:

                          herd                   roman
 Level of Play            Expert (-0.0102)       World Class (-0.0088)
 Performance Rating       5.10                   4.41
 Checker Play             World Champ. (+0.0000) World Champ. (+0.0000)
 Cube Play                Beginner (-0.0561)     Intermediate (-0.0265)
 Luck                     Very unlucky (-0.0341) Very Lucky (+0.0341)
 Total Errors (Blunders)  1 (1)                  1 (1)
   Equity (Cost)         -0.112 (-0.75%)        -0.106 (-1.39%)
   Decisions              11                     12
 Doubles (Blunders)       1 (1)                  1 (1)
   Equity (Cost)         -0.112 (-0.75%)        -0.106 (-1.39%)
     - Wrong Doubles     -0.112 (-0.75%)        -0.106 (-1.39%)
     - Missed Doubles                   
   Cube Decisions         1                      3
  Take Decisions          1                      1
 Jokers                   2                      3
   Luck (Cost)           -0.648 (-12.90%)       +0.648 (+12.90%)
   Rolls                  10                     9

 on: October 25, 2014, 03:17:47 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by stog
here we go

 on: October 25, 2014, 03:13:48 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by ah_clem
Can you post the .sgf file?  I can run the numbers for game 2 when you do.

 on: October 25, 2014, 10:51:37 AM 
Started by stog - Last post by stog
happy hols to you


 on: October 25, 2014, 09:15:22 AM 
Started by stog - Last post by stog
oops thx

maybe time 4 a break

roman is away this week but i'll put up his move shortly when i have the time

 on: October 24, 2014, 11:18:54 PM 
Started by stog - Last post by willywonka
The first choice is an illegal move. It should be 24/22 15/10.

The fourth choice is also an illegal move. It should be 23/21 15/10.

 on: October 24, 2014, 04:25:41 PM 
Started by MAffi - Last post by ah_clem
I guess it just seems fair to me that if the leader had the chance to win doubled gammons  pre Crawford, the trailer should have a chance to do the same post-Crawford.  Note that neither side has to face a recube to four, which may have been the way the leader built up her lead in the first place.

As for Jacoby, I already follow Bob's advice and almost never play using it. And I have no problem finding opponents, at least on-line.  I rarely play in person. 

My issue with Jacoby is that almost all the reference positions are money/Jacoby and while Jacoby usually makes no difference it's a wrinkle that makes the result less applicable to general play.  (ie match play or money play once the cube has turned.)  Lately, some commenters have been posting positions as Unlimited without jacoby (e.g. Tim Chow) as the better 'plain vanilla' scenario.  I hope this trend continues and  Jacoby rule goes the way of the Holland rule.

 on: October 24, 2014, 08:44:00 AM 
Started by MAffi - Last post by dorbel
Having to learn a new MET is not an argument against changing.
It may not be "fair" to force the trailer to win the match without the cube but my point is that it isn't fair to hand him one or points with which to make up the deficit either. The trailer can still win gammons of course, so he doesn't have to win all singles.
Jacoby isn't part of the rules of bg, it is just a convention for money play. You don't ever have to play it, but you might find it difficult to find opponents.

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