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Subject: How To Win At Jellyfish Backgammon rss

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Tim Thomas
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Rule #1: If offered a double, do not accept.

Rule #2: If offered a double and you feel good about your chances, do not accept.

Rule #3: Play manually using your own dice rolls. I haven't tested this rule but at least it will give you peace of mind.
 
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Richard Pardoe
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Socal Tim wrote:
Rule #1: If offered a double, do not accept.


So your first rule to "win" is to "lose" the game. Interesting concept.

Perhaps a bit more commentary behind the rules would be nice to discuss.
 
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what is jellyfish backgammon?
 
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Jellyfish is a ruthless backgammon program I discovered last month when reading Stephen Glenn's Geeklist about his ten favorite games. I used to think I was good at backgammon until I downloaded this program.

It's available at:

http://jellyfish-backgammon.com/

 
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It is a computer AI backgammon freeware program.

http://www.jellyfish-backgammon.com/

It asks you to register but the author has since made public a username/registration code combo to make the game free.

The die rolls are absolutely fair - I have no doubt of that. And I have many times accepted the computer's double offer and won. Usually the computer won't offer unless odds are heavily stacked in its favor, but there are conditions when its assessments are wrong. And if you have built a big lead the computer will double immediately to catch up - clearly you cannot refuse those.

-MMM
 
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