Backgammon

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READY TO relax over the festive season? I trust that you will find time to enter my Christmas quiz. First prize is a copy of Backgammon by Paul Magiel. There are three runner-up prizes of my own book Backgammon - An Independent View. All you have to do is answer the following three questions. Entries should be postmarked no later than 4 January and addressed to: Chris Bray, 18 Glendower Rd, London SW14 8NY, or sent to my Internet address: chris_bray@compuserve.com

Question 1

Black on roll. a) Should black double?

b) If doubled, should white take or drop?

Question 2

Black to play 64. Should he play:

(a) 8/2, 6/2 (b) 13/3* (c) 10/6, 10/4?

Question 3

Black on roll. a) Should black double?

b) If doubled, should white take or drop?

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