A treatise on back-gammon

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40 ページ - H whereas, had your size point remained loaded, you must, perhaps, be obliged to play at length those fives and fours. 2. Whenever you have taken up two of your adversary's men, and...
41 ページ - ... rather leave it upon doublets than any other, because doublets are 35 to 1 against his hitting you, and any other chance is but 17 to 1 against him.
37 ページ - CAUTIONS. 1. By the directions given to play for a gammon, you are voluntarily to make some blots ; the odds being in your favour that they are not hit; but should that so happen, in such case, you will have three men in your adversary's table ; you must then endeavour to secure your adversary's cinque, quatre, or...
38 ページ - ... 5. You will also find the odds for and against being hit by double dice, and consequently can choose a method of play most to your advantage. 6. If it...
40 ページ - If your adversary be great before you, never play a man from your quatre, trois or deuce points in order to bear that man from the point where you put it, because nothing but high doublets can give you any chance for the hit ; therefore, instead of playing...
37 ページ - Take care not to crowd your game — that is, putting many men either upon your trois or deuce point in your own table — •which is, in effect, losing those men by not having them to play.
30 ページ - When you carry your men home, in order to lose no point, you are to carry the most distant man to...
55 ページ - B's tables, is ready to hit that man ; and also, he being assured of taking up the other man, has it in his power to prolong the hit to almost any length, provided he takes care not to open such points, as two fours, two fives, or two sixes, but always to open the ace, deuce, or trois points, for B to hit him.
38 ページ - ... for those already on your own tables (supposing the men that were abroad as on your...
39 ページ - ... four, three, two, or one, for every man, according to the points on which they are situated. Do the like to your adversary's game, and then you will know which of you is forwardest and likeliest to win the hit.

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