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 on: Yesterday at 10:05:28 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by dorbel
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I was thinking that adopting a safe, defensive and gammon-save style would be a good idea against a weaker player because it would slightly reduce the amount of luck in the game.

Well that would mean that you would often be making a bad play, because the right play is often attacking, risky and gammon-minded and playing as you suggest would actually make the game easier for your opponent to play. You want to involve him in games that are difficult, where you can outplay him. Besides, there is no evidence that you would actually be reducing the amount of luck by adopting your strategy. You might be reducing the size of a possible swing on any given number, but that isn't the same thing at all and in any event, you would certainly be giving away equity by doing so.
There is one further reason for not adopting a play safe style. It would make the game hideously boring! Look for the best play, stop trying to think in terms of styles!



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 on: Yesterday at 09:50:55 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by dorbel
Snowie is ten years out of date and as far as I can tell, no longer supported! Even if it is the same price as XG, which I doubt, it would be stupid to buy it. XG is it.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:48:34 PM 
Started by dream5695 - Last post by dorbel
No, you don't win the game if your opponent play illegally. For years the rule has been that he could either make you play legally or allow the illegal play to stand. Now a new rule is coming in that he can't condone the illegal play and must insist that you play correctly. However, online play doesn't permit you to play illegally, so the situation doesn't arise.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:22:43 PM 
Started by socksey - Last post by socksey
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 on: Yesterday at 01:21:21 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by NIHILIST
Your approach is reminiscent of the old PREVENT DEFENSE in pro football. One team is ahead by 2 points in the last 1-2 minutes of the game, opponents have ball possession. The defense are willing to give up short gains but PREVENT long gains that might cost them the game.

After awhile the conventional wisdom became THE PREVENT DEFENSE PREVENTS NOTHING.

While I won't say that your strategy is wrong in all cases, it sounds more like you're playing to NOT LOSE as opposed to PLAYING TO WIN.

Bob

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 on: Yesterday at 01:14:55 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by NIHILIST
Snowie is old tech, EG is the most recent. It's like comparing Windows 95 to Win 8.

Bob

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 on: Yesterday at 11:29:48 AM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by Pinbacker
I am hesitating between Snowie 4 and ExtremeGammon 2. What are the differences between these two softwares? Which one should I buy?

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 on: Yesterday at 11:22:43 AM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by Pinbacker
I was thinking that adopting a safe, defensive and gammon-save style would be a good idea against a weaker player because it would slightly reduce the amount of luck in the game.

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 on: Yesterday at 04:02:36 AM 
Started by dream5695 - Last post by dream5695
Thanks....I'm beginning to get it now....I checked out the rules too....I think your summary says it all in a nut shell...I guess if you made the 2 off move and handed over the dice, your opponent could say foul move and win the game....yes?  Sad

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 on: March 03, 2015, 10:52:15 PM 
Started by dream5695 - Last post by dorbel
The only legal play is 6/4/1. If you can play all the roll you must.

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