in playing backgammon to 128 pts. Is it a written rule that you must double your opponent EVERY roll?
I feel that it is strategic to get to 64 and hold off on cubing if it looks like you have no chance of winning. I have been told by yahoo backgammon players however, that I am cheating..Am I? If the game looks even then I of course always double to 128…thx. for answer
Question asked by: bejabbers2003
No, it is not a written rule that you must double your opponent every roll in a backgammon game to 128 points. The decision to double is a strategic move and should be based on the position of the board and the probability of winning the game.
In fact, it is common practice to hold off on doubling until you have a better chance of winning the game. For example, if your opponent has a significant lead in the game, it may not be wise to double until you have improved your position on the board.
It is also important to remember that backgammon is a game of strategy and probability, and that there is no one “correct” way to play the game. The decision to double or hold off on doubling should be based on your own assessment of the board and your chances of winning.
If you are being accused of cheating by other players on Yahoo backgammon, it may be helpful to review the rules of the game and clarify your strategy with them. It is important to remember that backgammon is a game of skill and strategy, and that there is no guarantee of winning any particular game.