A Well Known Position

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Risk Management

Backgammon is a game of risk and reward and balancing those two things is at the heart of the game.

Intricate Endgame

The key for Red to winning this game is to separate the three white checkers.

Complex DMP

This is not an easy problem and finding the best plan, particularly over the board in live play, even more so.


The bots have taught us a lot about containment. Before the early 1990s we really weren’t very good at containing hit checkers!

Bear-Off Problem

When we study bear-off doubling we learn about ‘roll’ positions.

Complex Ending

Without an extensive knowledge of reference positions this is a difficult problem. If you have seen something like this before it makes life a lot eas…