Here's why is such a cruel game. The match was to 11 points, I was trailing 7:9. I was already sure I would win the two points the game was worth, making it 9:9. Then white rolled one of three possible "anti-jokers" (54, 53, 43), couldn't bear a checker off and lost with a "gammon", so I won 4 points and the match.

Once I moved from calling it age to calling it level it didn’t feel so awful anymore. A few experience days away from being a mighty level 55 software wizard. :blue_elf:

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

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is a dice game that takes a life to enjoy and master. To understand that it‘s way more strategic than you think is do this:

1. download one of the top apps from your phone‘s App Store (e.g. XG mobile or True Backgammon for iOS or Backgammon NJ or XG mobile for Android). These apps play as strong as world champs.

2. get your ass kicked by them over and over.

3. get past the phase where you believe they MUST be cheating and use their tutors to understand why your BG sucks :-)

I guess the reason is that (if I counted correctly), 25 of 36 different rolls will hit my checker (ie nearly always), and then white can cover his blot (single checker that I can hit when coming in) with 3 different numbers, so the overwhelmingly likely situation will be that I am hit and won‘t come in easily.

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I played 16/8, thinking this is a classic „pay me now or pay me later“ situation. If I play it save, white will improve his home board, and I will face an even worse decision. Turns out this was a BIG blunder. The software I‘m using to analyze my games (extreme gammon for the PC) tells me I should have played safe, and that I lost about 1/3 of a game because of this move…

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Hi everybody, as I‘ve written in my introduction, I‘m quite addicted to backgammon. Hope you enjoy a few BG toots although it‘s using 2D6 for every single move :-)

Here‘s a position I‘m struggling to understand. I have to move 5 and 3 and to decide whether to move one of my checkers off the 16 point now or wait and play e.g. 10/2.

The question is: what‘s the most likely situation one move later?

What would you play?

Hi, I‘m new here, so here‘s my - I‘m a big fan of all kinds of games, particularly board games, and there I‘ve re-discovered backgammon and currently trying to play consistently at „advanced level“. Which is HARD. Also playing a lot of video games, happy that I raised a teenage son who can kill those end bosses in Elden Ring that I‘m too old and slow to beat. And a really fun game is creating RPGMaker RPGs just for fun :-). Software engineer in real life.

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