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How does being the weaker player affect cube play? How does being the weaker player affect cube play?

11-24-2022 , 12:44 AM
So that's the question. Sometimes Gnu-backgammon will criticize my cube action. But sometimes I am trying to play correctly. I am trying to learn.
But other times I am just trying to win. And the computer is a lot better than I am. Just like in a tournament I know some people are better than me. So I may make an aggressive speculative cube. The computer thinks that is a horrible error.

Is it correct, or even really possible, to adjust your play (both cube and checker play) when you are the weaker player? If you really consider that question it really requires a fairly high level of skill to adjust your cube action. Anyway the basic question holds of whether being the weaker player affects cube play
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11-24-2022 , 10:27 AM
The only thing I would say the cube is the most difficult part of the game. Also, what wrecks your PR too. It's a mystery when just 2 pips is good enough and when 20 just not. So we are in the same.
So what Im doing is taking any cube decision I see in my games or around, and making a reference cube collection. It would be great if there were some kind of online site like lichess.org that allows publishing your studies and analysis and everyone benefits from it.
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Yesterday , 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RacerX
So that's the question. Sometimes Gnu-backgammon will criticize my cube action. But sometimes I am trying to play correctly. I am trying to learn.
But other times I am just trying to win. And the computer is a lot better than I am. Just like in a tournament I know some people are better than me. So I may make an aggressive speculative cube. The computer thinks that is a horrible error.

Is it correct, or even really possible, to adjust your play (both cube and checker play) when you are the weaker player? If you really consider that question it really requires a fairly high level of skill to adjust your cube action. Anyway the basic question holds of whether being the weaker player affects cube play
There's no reason to play that way vs a computer. Computers are for practice and learning to play correctly. In a real match if you are confident that you're the weaker player then yes ramping up variance makes some sense
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