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Re: [Bug-gnubg] MAT import issues

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] MAT import issues
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 12:23:35 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 09:53:32AM -0200, Albert Silver wrote
> I asked a friend yesterday and he laughed saying there is no take or
> pass with beavers. If I beaver your double, that's that. Snowie and TMG
> confirm this by offering no option to take or pass when beavering. Same
> with raccoons, but I'll check at GG later since I never played with them
> neither TMG, nor Snowie have raccoons. 

Well, according to <URL:http://www.bkgm.com/glossary.html#beavers> you
do have the option of taking or passing the beaver, but I guess there
may be local rules governing this, since beavers and raccoons are not
part of any set of tournament bg rules.

For example: I double and my opponent beavers after counting the race.
When I raccoon to 8, he discovers that his has miscounted the race with
20 pips, and correctly drops the beaver.

Examples like this are probably quite, but is nevertheless possible.

> BTW, you said that it doesn't analyze beavers. Is that why it didn't
> flag an error on my beaver, but did flag a blunder for his initial
> double?

The first goal is to import beavers and raccoons correctly, such that
the cube owner, cube value, and cube position is correct after import.
The analysis of the beaver will be wrong, but analysis of all subsequent
moves or cube decisions will be correct.

NExt is correct analysis. However, the analysis strongly depend on
whether your may drop beavers and raccoons or not! A position can be too
good to beaver or too good to raccoon, if the opponent can drop!!! 


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