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is Neil Kazaross score: 1 pip: 8 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 92 score: 5 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=---BA-FCBA-------------af-:1:1:1:63:5:1:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 63 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 8/5 7/1 | eq: -1.342 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 8/5 8/2 | eq: -1.342 (0.000) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{1} | 9/3 8/5 | eq: -1.343 (-0.001) | |||

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4. | Rollout^{1} | 9/6 7/1 | eq: -1.345 (-0.003) | |||

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5. | Rollout^{1} | 9/6 8/2 | eq: -1.345 (-0.003) | |||

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^{1} 46656 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 85250720 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

`USBGF Members vote:`

[20] **8/5 8/2**

[17] 9/3 8/5

[ 4] 8/5 7/1

[ 2] 9/6 8/2

[ 1] 9/6 7/1

**Kimon Papachristopolous recommends: 8/5 7/1**

Filling the gap on the 5 point is obvious.

Now let us look out for bad combinations. Three straight 21’s might be such a combination. It fails to bear off after 9/3 8/2 and after 7/1. Nothing worse out there.

So these plays are equal? Not sure! Let us look out for the good combinations too.

XG dislikes 9/3 8/5 by 0.001 since we lose 0.1% more gammons. So what is the combination? Mmhhhh… 21 11? Does not work after any combination. Phew! Ah, I see! 31 11 will not bear off in two rolls after 9/3 7/1.

If you would not find this over the board, don’t worry. I know at least one player who probably would miss it too. If you find it, the equity gain in an average tournament would probably be consumed by the cost of the extra calories you will need in order to compensate for the brain power you had to invest in order to find this solution.

Neil Kazaross: 44 2/0 1/0(3)

USBGF Members: 65 9/4 7/1

Neil Kazaross: 21 1/0(2)

USBGF Members: 42

Neil Kazaross wins a gammon and four points. The match is tied 6-away/6-away.

is Neil Kazaross score: 5 pip: 167 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 167 score: 5 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=-b----E-C---eE---c-e----B-:0:0:-1:43:5:5:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 43 |

1. | Book^{1} | 13/10 13/9 | eq: +0.012 | |||

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2. | Book^{1} | 24/21 13/9 | eq: +0.004 (-0.007) | |||

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3. | Book^{1} | 24/20 13/10 | eq: +0.001 (-0.010) | |||

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^{1} Generated by GameSite 2000, Ltd on 5/21/2011 using eXtreme Gammon 2.00Analyzed in XG Roller++ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

**Neil Kazaross plays 13/10 13/9.**

I usually play 43 13/10 13/9 but at a tie score like this 43 24/21 13/9 is just as good.

is Neil Kazaross score: 5 pip: 160 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 167 score: 5 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=-b----E-C---cE-aac-e----B-:0:0:1:32:5:5:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 32 |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10