Thursday, 25 August 2011
The Fibs Holiday Quiz
Sorry to have been away so long. I occasionally have to interrupt backgammon for life!
Here are three nice checker play problems for you, taken from a recent lesson. As an experiment, I am using my new toy eXtremeGammon to make the diagrams. Hope you like them, but if you don't I can easily revert to the old wooden boards.
White lead 4-0 to 5 and it's the Crawford game. Black is on roll. Several plays suggest themselves, what do you like?
Same game a bit later on, Black has a 4-2 to play.
.......and still in the Crawford game, Black to play 6-3.
Answers please, but as ever, your reasoning is much more valuable than the right play!
Enjoy the game!