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Offline Alkatron

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Gnubg-Incomprehensible move (for me)
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:05:48 PM »
Hello,
I'm learning this game, while playing I stumble across a move that I do not understand
I'm kooliah(black)
Red rolls the dice 4:2


I thought he needs double 1 to bear all 4 checkers off or at least 1 with one dice to bear one off....
instead...


He bears 2 checkers off.... WHY?

thanks

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Gnubg-Incomprehensible move (for me)
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:05:48 PM »

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Re: Gnubg-Incomprehensible move (for me)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »
Hello,
I'm learning this game, while playing I stumble across a move that I do not understand
I'm kooliah(black)
Red rolls the dice 4:2


I thought he needs double 1 to bear all 4 checkers off or at least 1 with one dice to bear one off....
instead...


He bears 2 checkers off.... WHY?

thanks

I'm not sure why you are confused?  He rolled a 4 - 2,  he can only remove 2 checkers.  If he had rolled doubles, he could remove all 4.

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Re: Gnubg-Incomprehensible move (for me)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »

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Re: Gnubg-Incomprehensible move (for me)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
Hello,
I'm learning this game, while playing I stumble across a move that I do not understand
I'm kooliah(black)
Red rolls the dice 4:2


I thought he needs double 1 to bear all 4 checkers off or at least 1 with one dice to bear one off....
instead...


He bears 2 checkers off.... WHY?

thanks

A great site for learning the game is Backgammon Galore.
www.bkgm.com
The attached screenshot will show what they have for the rules of bearing off.
Hope this is of some help.


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