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RE: [Bug-gnubg] Regarding Pip Count Tutor

From: Albert Silver
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] Regarding Pip Count Tutor
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 17:11:27 -0300

> Other things re. pip counting:
> Sometimes it's only of major interest to have a rough idea of the
> counts as long as you know what the difference is, sometimes you need
> both.
> At/during bearoff, modified pip counts to account for bearoff are
> important - should a user be allowed to select a method for pip counts
> where, say, one player has all chequers in their home board?
> An alternative would be to not do this during play but simply provide
> a function which selects a random position from whatever play has
> taken place 1 game, 10 games of a match or session, whatever you've
> done, and display randomly selected positions from those games to get
> the pip count. It doesn't interfere with play but gives people a tool
> to practice with.

Yes, I'd also place a focus on doubling decisions. Unless the position
is totally obvious, knowing the pipcount when doubling is essential.


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> Jim Segrave           address@hidden

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