We’re pleased to publish our first article in the Members area – Phil Simborg writes about some particularly counter-intuitive goings-on with the cube at 2-away 5-away and similar match-play situations…
Now almost everyone knows that the farther you are behind in a match the more you need to turn that cube to two and make the risks higher, and the more you are ahead in the match the less incentive you have to “gamble” with the cube… so you double slower and drop faster. These are cardinal principles of the game, right? Wrong. And this is one of the greatest misconceptions at many scores where the leader has much more to gain by winning 2 points than the trailer has to gain by winning 2 points.
Phil Simborg is a co-founder of TheBackgammonLearningCenter.com , has personally taught more students than anyone in the history of the game, and many of his students have won major tournaments throughout the world. We are delighted that he’s writing for us and we look forward to more.
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