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Backgammon Quiz

All problems were taken from the 2003 Indiana Open.
Black is on roll in all 12 positions.
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Answers

  1. No redouble - 6 points, Take - 2 point Black is close to a redouble, but White leads in the race.
  2. 11/7 – 7 points I know Barclay told you to make anchors and leave lots of blots, but Barclay’s dead – ignore him!
  3. 14/9, 10/7 – 8 points White’s acepoint blot makes the difference.
  4. Redouble – 2 points, Take – 8 points Despite the two men up, White’s anchor and solid position allow him to squeak out a take.
  5. No double – 8 points, Take – 5 points White wins nearly 45%.
  6. No Redouble – 7 points, Take – 2 points The race is not hopeless, and White gets a lot of shots. Black does better to lose his market.
  7. 8/7, 6/3 – 7 points Primes are good.
  8. Double – 3 points, Take – 7 points “Four in a row is longer than you think.”
  9. 5/0ff, 5/3 – 5 points Taking a man off is good; complete safety is better.
  10. 12/2*, 6/1(2) – 7 points Snowie says hitting is way better. Better I can believe, but way better I am still figuring out.
  11. 22/10, 13/7(2) – 6 points The shots are worth the risk for the ease of bringing it home afterwards.
  12. Double – 6 points, Take – 2 points, 1 point if you figured out where the home boards were without looking at the numbering, 1 more point if you figured out White’s last roll was 44!

Scoring:

100-81 World Class! You could roll over Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen.

80-61 Expert! Those Indy race cars have nothing on you.

60-41 Solid! But you should be reading Magriel, not James Whitcomb Reilly.

40-21 Not so solid. You should be taking reading lessons, so you can read Magriel.

20-0 Hoosier Daddy!

 
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