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14 Aug 2022 1:32pm
I am new to this application. is their any help topic on doubling? How?
(TD) 15 Aug 2022 2:36pm
this information is located under links if you scroll down to backgammon you will see the rules and information on doubling and strategy.
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Backgammon at this site is played for an agreed stake (number of points) per match. Doubling makes sense only if a match involves more than 1 point. Each game starts at one point. During the course of the multi-point match, any player may propose doubling the stakes. Doubling is only possible at the start of own turn and before rolling the dice.
A player who is offered a double is allowed to refuse, in which case that player concedes the current game within a match and lose the current number of points within the game. Otherwise, accepting the double will double the stakes (points) within the current game of the match. A player who accepts a double becomes the owner of the cube and only the owner of the cube may propose the next double.
Subsequent doubles in the same game are called redoubles. If a player refuses a redouble, that player loses the number of points that were at stake prior to the redouble. Otherwise, upon accepting a redouble, that player becomes the new owner of the cube and the game continues at twice the previous stakes. There is no limit to the number of redoubles in a multi-point match.
To allow yourself the opportunity to double even when no legal moves are available, select the preference option called 'No auto-rolls'. This will have to be done at least 1 move prior to doubling. Using this option will result in confirming all moves -- even those where no legal moves are available.
Doubling Cube FAQ
Question #1 2pt Match, if I'm losing the game (and the cube has not been doubled) and my opponent offers to double the cube and I refuse, do I lose the entire Match or is there another game or games played till the point equals 2?
Answer #1 When you refuse the double here, you are only losing 1 point - same match continues [with the start of a game] with the score 1-0 in favor of your opponent
Question #2 How do points and cube relate to each other?
Answer #2 Cube is NOT analogous to points.
When cube is set to any value [other than initial 64], this value is only meant to multiply OTHER normal gained game points.
Without the cube, the game within the match can earn 1 point [normal], 2 points [win with gammon] and 3 points [win with backgammon]
If the cube was set to 2 during the above game:
* normal [1 point] win in the game will be worth 2 points
* gammon win [normally 2 points] will be worth 4 points
* backgammon win [normally 3 points] will be worth 6 points
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