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RE: [Bug-gnubg] your game

From: Albert Silver
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] your game
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 14:49:52 -0300

On what do you base your comment that you are fairly skilled? Do you
participate in competitions? Have you read many books? How much do you
understand probabilities? 

For example: suppose the board is closed except for one square, the 4
square, and the other 5 are filled. Your opponent is on the bar. 

GNU Backgammon  Position ID: AAAAbbMBAAAAAA
                 Match ID   : cInsAAAAAAAA
 +13-14-15-16-17-18------19-20-21-22-23-24-+     O: Opponent
 |                  | O |                  | OOO 0 points
 |                  |   |                  | OOO 
 |                  |   |                  | OOO 
 |                  |   |                  | OOO 
 |                  |   |                  | OO 
v|                  |BAR|                  |     
 |                  |   |                  | X  
 |                  |   |                  | X   
 |                  |   |                  | X   
 |                  |   | X  X     X  X  X | X   
 |                  |   | X  X     X  X  X | X   0 points
 +12-11-10--9--8--7-------6--5--4--3--2--1-+     X: You

What is the % chance of entering in the next roll? If you said 1 in 6 you
are deeply mistaken. If you said 30%, or almost 1 in 3 then you are correct.
Does this mean that if you don't enter within 3 rolls something is wrong?
Not at all. I played in a tournament yesterday where I danced 14 straight
times against a 5 point board. That's life.

Needless to say, the program doesn't cheat, and you can either use a
different random number generator in the Settings menu --> Options -->
select the Dice tab and change the generator. Or you can simply roll your
own dice. In the same place where you can select a different random number
generator. If you choose this, try being scrupulously honest and see whether
there is any difference. Don't forget to use GNU to analyze your games so
that it can help you improve your play. Have fun.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:bug-gnubg-
> address@hidden On Behalf Of address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 5:31 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [Bug-gnubg] your game
> GNU,
> I'm fairly good at this game and I just wanted to let you know that your
> game is the most computer friendly I have ever played.  I've never seen so
> many double fours in my life, not to mention that your game seems
> programmed to get any roll it needs no matter the situation.  My whole
> point being, your dice are not even close to the odds of real dice.  I
> thought Yahoo backgammon was bad until I played your game.
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