UBC Opening

eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=------EbC---bE-A-bde----A-:0:0:1:32:0:0:0:7:10

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Over the board 9/7(2), 8/4 was played. This gives Red a solid five-point prime and looks nice but what is the follow-up? It is difficult to see how Red will improve his position without

We sometimes forget that for all its complexity backgammon is still a race.

We are also advised not to make points behind our opponent’s anchor, although sometimes that is necessary.