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1 hour ago, johnnycakes said:

The match was a lot closer than 5-3 would suggest.   I'm hoping for my first win when I get to play @ragincajun.  Looks like he's the doormat of the league.  

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Near the end of the last game, johnny was 94% to win the game and the match. I pulled double 6s out of my ### to save it.

https://backgammongalaxy.com/analysis/match-review/6906376

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19 hours ago, kardplayer said:

chet vs. murph

johnnycakes vs. nysfl2

fatguyinalittlecoat vs. Joe Mammy

bostonfred vs. ragincajun

The Iguana vs. culdeus

CletiusMaximus vs. kardplayer

@culdeus let me know when a good time is for you. I can usually be pretty flexible in the day to get it done or can be available in the evening as well. 

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2 hours ago, The Iguana said:

@culdeus let me know when a good time is for you. I can usually be pretty flexible in the day to get it done or can be available in the evening as well. 

I'm normally less busy in the early PM on weekdays or 8pm onwards.

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On 3/2/2021 at 4:21 PM, johnnycakes said:

The match was a lot closer than 5-3 would suggest.   I'm hoping for my first win when I get to play @ragincajun.  Looks like he's the doormat of the league.  

Tomorrow night for doormat bragging rights?

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43 minutes ago, chet said:

What does everyone think about doing 7-point matches for the quarters, 9-points for the semis and having an 11-point final? 

Playoffs?  As someone who shouldn't have any opinion because he won't be within spittin' distance of any playoffs...  it sounds good to me, chet.  

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2 hours ago, chet said:

What does everyone think about doing 7-point matches for the quarters, 9-points for the semis and having an 11-point final? 

definitely increase the match points.

I think I'll be on tonite if anyone wants to play for a few shekels, do a 25er for a buck a point and paypal settle after @chet and @johnnycakes

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19 hours ago, kardplayer said:

BTW - how are the last two round 4 games looking?  Culdeus/Iguana and bostonfred/ragincajun?

we had a brief chat in here but schedules didn't exactly match up at the end of last week. we'll get it played soon, I hope. 

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3 minutes ago, ragincajun said:

How does tonight look?

 

I was waiting for a notification over the last few days and just realized I was logged out of FBG.  My bad.

 

 

Could do right now if you're on

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2 minutes ago, The Iguana said:

iggy over culdeus 5-2. Some very fortunate rolls for me at several critical junctures. Sickest might have been pair of aces to seal the deal. 

I overlooked a crazy game changing item in the third round i figure they set my ranking down to like 800 after that.

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Standings after Round 4, Round 5 matchups (thanks chet for giving me the early preview), and Playoff situation:

Player				W	L	PF	PA	Pct	Differential		Round 5		Playoff status
kardplayer			4	0	20	4	1.000	16		johnnycakes		Clinched
chet				3	1	17	7	0.750	10		culdeus			Clinched
nysfl2				3	1	19	12	0.750	7		ragincajun		Clinched
fatguyinalittlecoat		3	1	15	9	0.750	6		bostonfred		Clinched
The Iguana			2	2	17	13	0.500	4		Murph		
CletiusMaximus			2	2	14	11	0.500	3		Joe Mammy		
Murph				2	2	16	16	0.500	0		The Iguana		
Joe Mammy			2	2	11	14	0.500	-3		CletiusMaximus		
bostonfred			2	2	11	14	0.500	-3		fatguyinalittlecoat		
culdeus				1	3	8	17	0.250	-9		chet		
johnnycakes			0	4	9	20	0.000	-11		kardplayer		Eliminated
ragincajun			0	4	0	20	0.000	-20		nysfl2			Eliminated

 

 

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On 2/20/2021 at 2:59 PM, kardplayer said:

A spreadsheet that can help keep all the info organized.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SBAtbDukoM1HMOod9P5DJe2ASFg9fnMHXE21gWB0ges/edit?usp=sharing

As long as the names are entered on the matches tab exactly as they are on the standings sheet, the standings (live) tab will automatically update and resort.

What was the final score of fatguy vs. cajun?

Bump the spreadsheet link.

Matchups:

Round 5

chet vs culdeus

kardplayer vs johnnycakes

nysfl2 vs ragincajun

fatguyinalittlecoat vs bostonfred

The Iguana vs Murph

CletiusMaximus vs Joe Mammy

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This game is depressing.  I simply suck.  

I mean I guess I'm learning that the system heavily values taking either 5 point at all costs and works backwards from there.

It also seems to value getting you running sooner than I would when behind on pips.  

I've gotten somewhat "better" in a way but feel like the rank thing is still quite punitive to anything isn't "play super tight" except with respect to the 5 points then go wheels off.

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21 minutes ago, culdeus said:

This game is depressing.  I simply suck. 

I'm not in this contest but I am convinced the computer hates me and makes me it's #####.  The dice rolls I get are unbelievably bad and my opponents are usually golden.  I had to quit because I was yelling at the computer and throwing a fit.  The wife was ready to kill me too.  

So aggravating.  

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41 minutes ago, culdeus said:

This game is depressing.  I simply suck.  

I mean I guess I'm learning that the system heavily values taking either 5 point at all costs and works backwards from there.

It also seems to value getting you running sooner than I would when behind on pips.  

I've gotten somewhat "better" in a way but feel like the rank thing is still quite punitive to anything isn't "play super tight" except with respect to the 5 points then go wheels off.

I'm not sure whether you are referring to the error/blunder function, but if so, I wouldn't take that very seriously.  I played around on the mobile app a bit and would just say it has its limitations imo.  For one, I don't think it can account for the opponent's tendencies.  So if you are in your 3rd or 4th game with someone, there might be a move that is the clearly superior move for you based on what you know about the opponent, but on a purely mathematical basis there might be a different move that gives you a sliver of a better win percentage if you assume the opponent plays by the book.  That's going to be flagged as an error or blunder.  Also, keep in mind the game is still based on dice rolls and the strategy/luck balance is at best 50/50.  I admire the guys who play for high stakes, but I think the great majority of  that is strategic use of the cube, and that's where bankroll and cojones comes into play.  I'm frequently assigned cube errors that I've taken a close look at and I just completely disagree with the app.

 

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