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Old 01-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #76
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

My most amazing event happened about 30 years ago in a local game. I was in the box in a six player consulting chouette and while my opponents were discussing their next play, I saw that whatever they did I would have a good double. We were playing a separate cubes game and the cubes were quite small. While they were arguing their play, I quietly put the five cubes in my dice cup instead of the dice. They made their play - I started to vigorously shake the dice cup as if to roll - made the toss - and all five cubes came up with the 2's up!! There was a deathly silence. Then the game went on - you would think everyone would go home after that.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #77
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Question Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Hello,

I hope I will not pollute your thread, but I have some difficulties to play backgammon online.

I would like to know where you play online, for money, playmoney, or just for rankings (Elo).

I'm a novice, I do not imagine earning money, I just want to play and increase my skills.

Unfortunately, I find nothing to play online. Probably because I don't speak a good english.

I've try to play on fibs with a Java applet then a 3dfibs client, but it does not work, impossible to join a game or invite a player... And it seems there is not a lot of players during the day and evening (CET time)

Then I would like to try GridGammon (discover in your posts), but there is no link to register on their site.

Then, I try BGRoom, but they refuse Belgium players.

Finally I work on Gnu software, but I'm a little sad to play against a computer. I would like to play with human players, play tournament, have fun, maybe find a community or a club...

Have you please some advices? It is very sad to play alone.

Thanks

And sorry again if I post in a wrong thread, but english is difficult to understand for me.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #78
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

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Hello,

I hope I will not pollute your thread, but I have some difficulties to play backgammon online.

I would like to know where you play online, for money, playmoney, or just for rankings (Elo).

I'm a novice, I do not imagine earning money, I just want to play and increase my skills.

Unfortunately, I find nothing to play online. Probably because I don't speak a good english.

I've try to play on fibs with a Java applet then a 3dfibs client, but it does not work, impossible to join a game or invite a player... And it seems there is not a lot of players during the day and evening (CET time)

Then I would like to try GridGammon (discover in your posts), but there is no link to register on their site.

Then, I try BGRoom, but they refuse Belgium players.

Finally I work on Gnu software, but I'm a little sad to play against a computer. I would like to play with human players, play tournament, have fun, maybe find a community or a club...

Have you please some advices? It is very sad to play alone.

Thanks

And sorry again if I post in a wrong thread, but english is difficult to understand for me.
The main Facebook backgammon app might be right for you. It has cash values, the doubling cube and a reasonable standard once you get to the 5k+ games while also having fake money bankroll management etc.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #79
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

back to some whining:me losing with a 4-cube during a 5pt match:


Code:
GnuBG ID: NQAAYE0BAAAAAA:AoGwAAAAAAAA
XGID=-AAB---------------aa-bab-:2:-1:-1:14:0:0:0:5:8
villain : 0 colin20g : 0
(...)
30) 14: 6/2 1/0 12: 2/0 1/0
31) 16: 5/0 1/0 24: 3/0 3/1
32) 33: 3/0 3/0 2/0 2/0


not very spectacular but soooooo infuriating!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #80
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

ah and of course villain blundered when he accepted the cube says gnu. where wpould have been the fun otherwise
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #81
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/\ very brutal
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #82
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

White - Pips 20. Match Score 0/5

Black - Pips 11. Match Score 2/5
Black on roll. Cube action?
Created with www.BGdiagram.com


27)
Doubles => 4

28) Takes
34: 4/0 4/1

29) 22: 2/0 4/2 2/0 3/1
23: 2/0 1/0

30) 55: 6/1 5/0 1/0 1/0
Wins 4 points



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Old 06-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #83
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***


Code:
GnuBG ID: BwAAAAEAAAAAAA:QgngAAAAAAAA
XGID=-----A------------------c-:2:-1:1:00:0:0:0:7:8
Colin20g(bottom): but it is not over you know, i still can roll crap and you roll a double
barman: mmm yes
*Colin20g rolls a 1-1
*barman rolls a 5-5
barman: what was the odds for that?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #84
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Rolls that you don't put the checker off (5/36) x doubles for your opponent (1/6) = 5/216.
Or about 2.3% of the time.
Or about 1 time every 43 games.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #85
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Code:
GnuBG ID: Gw4AAFIAAAAAAA:UQmgADAAIAAA
XGID=--A-AA-------------c---bb-:1:1:1:00:4:3:0:5:8
Black on roll

Black to play and lose



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Old 12-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #86
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

This evening i've lost both these races as red:

this:

Code:
GnuBG ID: 67YHAQDbdgEAAA:QYnpAAAAAAAA
XGID=-BBBBCA-------a----dbbcab-:1:-1:1:32:0:0:0:7:8

and also THAT:

White - Pips 67. Match Score 0/7

Black - Pips 28. Match Score 4/7
Black to Play 6-3
Created with www.BGdiagram.com

Code:
GnuBG ID: +94AEAHf3QAAAA:UQnvAAAAIAAA
XGID=-ECCB-a--a-----------bdeb-:1:1:1:63:4:0:0:7:8
If you ever believed that after contact, if villain had two checkers way behind he was dead then this endgame is not for you.
Please help me keep my mental health ...
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #87
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

EDIT:
the infamous board doesn't display.. copy/paste the thing if u're interested
EDIT: solved

PS: bots f*** you forever

EDIT again. I haven't doubled because i'm stupid. but i was barely looking at the screen. I'm tired. I was clicking frantically and then I looked and then...

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Old 03-06-2014, 01:58 AM   #88
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

I just watched the first season of lost again and saw Locke and Walt playing backgammon, and then happened to see this thread couldnt help but post this the following:

Backgammon hurts my head.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:48 AM   #89
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

[IMG][/IMG]
score: green (me) 2-away
white: 3-away

It had to happen sooner or later. How many of you guys had this one?
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:16 PM   #90
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Did you subsequently lose the Crawford game and the match?
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:00 AM   #91
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

err.. I admit it lacked that extra thing. I won anyway.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:02 PM   #92
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***


Code:
GnuBG ID: u9oDAMDdDgAAAA:QQnpAAAAAAAA
XGID=-CCBC--------------dbaacb-:1:-1:1:22:0:0:0:7:8
During several day bad beat.
White won (both the game and the match later- it rolled 6-6 6-6 5-5 if you're wondering).
But wtf
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:59 PM   #93
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I'll add a woes me bad beat story. I'm pretty sure there is a name for this but I can't remember what it is called. I once got down to one checker left and then got hit. My opponent's board was crunched and I figured I'd have no problem coming back around, but not only did I not get back around -- I was still on the bar when my opponent beared off her last checker.

At the time I was seriously steaming, but now I look back on it with the satisfaction of knowing that you have to have played a lot of backgammon for this kind of thing to happen. Plus, it was just a loss on Microsoft's backgammon site that comes with Windows, so it wasn't like it cost me money or anything.
Computerized backgammon is not real backgammon so don't get all wrapped up with how many you lost or won. Higher rated players get more doubles and most of the time better rolls. I order to beat a higher rated player you must keep them down to one move as much as you can by butting them on the bar as much as you can. In your free time have two long ins and play yourself to raise your point score so you get better rolls. Also play real backgammon with some how can play and you'll see that these right rolls that happen on the computer game does not happen. Lesson is play the computer to pass time don't take it serious because it's bs. Play real backgammon for .25 with cube and you'll say to yourself why did I ever waste my time on the computer backgammon. Also these people that tell you that it experience or any of the other bs that they can make up are full of it. If you know how to play it the luck of the roll in real BG and on the computer the computer controllers the roll. I hope you never feel frustrated again playing online BG it's all a waste of time if you take it serious.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:38 AM   #94
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Re: ***Official backgammon BBV/LC thread ***

Wow, the old "backgammon dice is rigged post".

I guess it's not surprising that people think that, I just didn't expect it here.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:35 AM   #95
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Wow, the old "backgammon dice is rigged post".

I guess it's not surprising that people think that, I just didn't expect it here.
I'd delete it if it was a new thread, but in this thread anything goes (pretty much).
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