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Using the Doubling Cube 8: Back Game Doubling, Part 2

Bill Robertie

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Bill Robertie << read more about this coach >>

Published on Nov 27, 10

In this video I’ll finish the discussion of doubling in back games that I started in Episode 7. Most back games consist of several well-defined stages, so I’ll start by looking at the evolution of a typical backgame, from the early positions where one side gets a bunch of men back, all the way to the late game positions where the back game has succeeded in hitting a checker but now needs to contain it. After that I’ll look at some practical examples of interesting back games, and we’ll wind up by looking at a back game that’s so strong that it can double the opponent out before even getting a shot!

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