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Words of wisdom from the sages of BG

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Chris C.

Dec 15, 2003, 2:32:51 AM12/15/03
In tournaments, the score is omnipresent factor, competitors must
always make their plays and use the cube with this in mind.
Joe Dwek

I can hardly over-emphasize the importance of the cube,its influence
on play.
in simple terms I would say that I will give any opponent any opening
move he wants so long as I can start with with the cube on my
side.Handling the cube
correctly is a major part of backgammon it must be since it
determinates the end of eighty percent of all games.
Joe Dwek

When bearing in against a 3 or 4 point anchor, the status of the race
usually more important than flexibility. The best strategy is to
preserve the prime and dump the spares behind his opponents anchor,
braking only when forced to do so.
Bill Robertie

Most of the decisions that you have to make come in the middle game
when you are trying to adjust timing, and decide whether or not to
hit, to maintain contact or run, these are positions that are most
interesting, they require a great imagination.
Billy Horan

Every turn is a new decision, always, never forget. The biggest error
you can make is to fail to double at the appropriate time.

kent Goulding

In general, when the decision is otherwise very close you should lean
a race when you own the cube, but lean towards contact positions when
your opponent owns the cube.
Kit Woolsey

The doubling cube holds the key to being a winner or a loser. good
checker play will never compensate for serious errors of judgement on
A good part of the skill is accepting or refusing doubles lies in
being able to recognize which positions are gammon prone and which are
In any position where you are under attach and have no anchor in your
opponents board,you risk being closed out and gammond.
Many seeminly inferior positions can be taken when you have an anchor.

Pual M. X-22

Moving checkers is easy, its the thinking that scares me. Annony.

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