Monday, March 15, 2004

Am playing the backgammon on the 'Net, with a free software offered by one of the major software companies. I've got the opponent with two stones waiting in my home board. The opponent is apparently waiting to see if I leave a blot.

Now I've got a beam of stones on the two point. Finally I rolled a double four, which not only allowed me to get my last two stones into the home board, but let me take two off the four-point off the board. And he or she thanked me (unusual for anonymous players) and offered me the requisite three to resign, giving me a backgammon.

If you haven't learned the game, try Prince Obolensky's book introducing it, and offering strategies and tactics.

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