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Old 07-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #51
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

I'm looking to get into backgammon and I'm an absolute beginner. I don't know any of the rules or even what the goal of the game is. Where can I find a resource that explains all of this to me?

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #52
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

The World Backgammon Championship is on in Monte Carlo and they are down to the semi-finals. American Paul Weaver (who co-authored Backgammon Openings with Nack Ballard) will play Italian Fabio Gullotta, while reigning champ Mochizuki Masayuki of Japan will play fellow countryman Takumitsu Suzuki.

draw - http://www.gammonmanager.com/
blog - http://montecarlobg.blogspot.com/
discussion - http://www.bgonline.org/forums/webbb...pl?read=100565
stream - http://usbgf.org/usbgf-events/view-f...championships/

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:11 PM   #53
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Hadn't heard about this before, the 1st International Backgammon Championship:

http://www.bgchampionship.com/
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #54
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Proof that bots aren't rigged:

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #55
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Proof that bots aren't rigged:

I don't get it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:05 AM   #56
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I don't get it.
won a game as a 1-2,500 dog, pretty sick
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:57 AM   #57
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won a game as a 1-2,500 dog, pretty sick
Ah ok, didn't look closely at the moves on the right side.

Pretty sick indeed.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #58
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You should have recubed
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #59
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Does anyone check out Stick's forums at http://www.bgonline.org/forums/? Some fantastic players and advice over there but the forum software is a joke.

I wish they'd bring their traffic over here where it wouldn't be such a pain to read through.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:22 AM   #60
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For those on Facebook, a page you just have to subscribe to:

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBackgammonTour
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:25 PM   #61
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Got an interesting game going with a guy in London, and thought this as good a place as any to display my trials and tribulations vs him.

First session:

Cash play, 25 games, 40 point win, cube turned on starting doubles, no beavers. Ran like God - made points most rolls, never beared off badly, very few hard cubes and lots of mistakes from tilting opponent.

+40 points

Second session:

One race to five for ten cash points. Win 5-4

Cash play, 17 games, cube turned on starting doubles, beavers in play. 10 point loss. Lost a 32 cube first game after we tied opening rolls 3 times in a row and had a close, swingy game. Hard session, lost most close bear offs, lots of awkward rolls followed by gin rolls from opponent. Grinded lots of 2/4 cube games, and got a gift of an 8 to 16 point beaver on a bearoff late on. He quit as soon as we got back to even for the session.

+40 points.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #62
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Quick beginner question.

Are there rules or guidelines on how much time to take on each move? I've just recently started playing online and I'm being asked to speed up a bit.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #63
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Quick beginner question.

Are there rules or guidelines on how much time to take on each move? I've just recently started playing online and I'm being asked to speed up a bit.
No there are not. People are used to playing (too) fast. I just ignore people that tell me to speed up.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #64
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Won my first cash game 256 cube yesterday - sick game with the cube getting turned four times on starting doubles.

Out of curiosity - whats the biggest cube anyone has won/seen won in competitive play here?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:41 PM   #65
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Won my first cash game 256 cube yesterday - sick game with the cube getting turned four times on starting doubles.

Out of curiosity - whats the biggest cube anyone has won/seen won in competitive play here?
Did you win a gammon?
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #66
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Did you win a gammon?
No sadly
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #67
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

256 is ridiculous, the biggest I've seen is gammon x 64 but we cap starting cube at 8
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #68
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256 is ridiculous, the biggest I've seen is gammon x 64 but we cap starting cube at 8
Playing that auto turn on every starting double can get totally out of control. Lose your house time.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #69
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

After over 20 years of playing have just one my first ever game where i hit my opponents single remaining checker before bearing off anything!!!!!
(always thought this was a coup Classique, but apparently not)

Even better, I managed to get the recube (8) in before the last roll.
Dont think my opponent was as excited as me though !!!

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #70
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Won my first cash game 256 cube yesterday - sick game with the cube getting turned four times on starting doubles.

Out of curiosity - whats the biggest cube anyone has won/seen won in competitive play here?
Congrats

My biggest to date was a 64 cube (my last recube) £10/point. Against the at the time European Champion.

Came down to last roll bearoff with my opponent needing any double to win, I was watching through my finger tips.

Certainly gets your heart pumping.

As for automatic doubles, I think it was the oswald jacoby book that suggested limiting autos to 1 or 2 per game only.
We used to play that if you rolled more, then we carried them into the next game/s.

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #71
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Hi,

I'm learning to play backgammon with a friend. We often play at lunch, but would like the opportunity to play during evenings or other spare time online.

We envisage an almost play-by-email service, where I make my move, then between a minute and a day later, my opponent makes his move, and so on - effectively some sort of online service where we don't have to be online at the same time to make it happen.

Anyone know of such a service?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:32 AM   #72
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Won my first cash game 256 cube yesterday - sick game with the cube getting turned four times on starting doubles.

Out of curiosity - whats the biggest cube anyone has won/seen won in competitive play here?
Congratulation well done
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #73
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Could you recommend good sites to play against bots...trying to improve my intermediate
play. Thanx, -Hindoo.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #74
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Today online I've reached this position as red:


For some unknow reason i started to create bizarre scenarios in my head like "ok i've made fun of him in chat but what if I lose" etc.
I've lost the WHOLE MATCH. And i had to stop playing for an hour. Crawford is not invincibility (and ESP doesn't make you happier ).

much more spectacular stuff to come (when i find it back)
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #75
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found!

beat: (DMP)



brag:


I'm black in both pics. In the second one it is white's turn

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