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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Bug-gnubg Digest, Vol 97, Issue 5

From: Frank Berger
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Bug-gnubg Digest, Vol 97, Issue 5
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:49:25 +0100

Hi Julian,

> Is the 'LUCK Calculator' of these games engines based on the impact of the 
> roll to the situation... i.e.  someone needing to escape two men two away 
> from a 5 prime would need to roll 2 1s then 2 6s in that order.

The luck is defined as the value of the position after the roll assuming the 
best play minus the value before the roll (i.e. the average of the 21 

> So does the Luck Caluculator - evaluate equity in the position BEFORE the 
> roll then afterwards?  

> Could a bad player roll a lucky roll play it in the wrong/bad way, and then 
> have a low luck rating?
No. the move of the player doesn't influence the luck (at least in BGBlitz but 
I'm sure anyone else doing it the same)


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