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Using the Doubling Cube 7: Back Game Doubling, Part 1

Bill Robertie

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Bill Robertie << read more about this coach >>

Published on Nov 06, 10

A back game is just a game in which one side has two or more points in his opponent’s home board. Back games are a particularly fascinating part of backgammon, and we’ll devote this video and the next one to uncovering some of their secrets. Unlike the case with simple racing positions, it’s possible in a back game to actually improve your position by falling further behind. In this example we’ll look at some examples of ace-point games (where you hold only one anchor in your opponent’s board) and back games (where you hold two anchors), and see how the cube action changes as one player falls further and further behind in the race.

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