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Mochy's 10 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2015

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10 difficult backgammon problems given in the lecture at the 4th North Cyprus Open Backgammon Championship.

Players are given 20 min for 10 problems in the beginning of the seminar, then we went through all problems with guest speakers.
You can download the handout from the link below.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/klgkj36my1qr1mv/Mochy%27s%2010%20backgammon%20problems.pdf?dl=0

There was 56 takers and the average score is 3.98.
The highest score was 8 which is scored by Michihito Kageyama and Dennis Culpepper.
Michihito Kageyamas (aka michy) is ranked 2nd in backgammon giants while Dennis is known experts in US.

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Mochy's 10 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2015

  1. 1. Mochy’s 10 Backgammon Problems @The 4th North Cyprus open 2015
  2. 2. Rules of the competition  20min for 10 problems. Positions are money game with jacoby rule.  Write your answer (A,B,C) in the answer sheet and submit to the desk.  Don’t discuss with friends nor bots!
  3. 3. Prize award  <Audience>  1st : 150euro  <Guest Speakers>  1st: 100euro  2nd: 50euro  * In case of a tie, money is split
  4. 4. Guest Speakers Matt Akiko Sabri (USA) (Japan) (Turkey)
  5. 5. Guest Speakers Michael Larsen (Denmark) photo of Akiko taken by Annick Hasdenteufel Juergen Orlowski (Germany)
  6. 6. Sponsors of the seminar Arda FindikogluAvraham Eytan
  7. 7. Sponsors of the seminar
  8. 8. Problem 1 A, 13/8 2/1* B, 13/7 C, 8/2
  9. 9. C: 8/2
  10. 10. Problem 2 A, 11/6 7/1 B, 11/5 7/2* C, 10/5 10/4
  11. 11. A: 11/6 7/1
  12. 12. Problem 3 A, 13/9 11/9 B, 11/5 C, 5/1 5/3*
  13. 13. C: 5/1* 5/3
  14. 14. Problem 4 A, Bar/23 11/7 B, Bar/21 11/9 C, Bar/21 5/3
  15. 15. A: Bar/23 11/7
  16. 16. Problem 5 A, Bar/24 13/8 B, Bar/24 6/1* C, Bar/20 6/5
  17. 17. A: Bar/24 13/8
  18. 18. Problem 6 A, 23/20 3/1 B, 23/18 C, 8/6 8/5
  19. 19. C: 8/6 8/5
  20. 20. Problem 7 A, 24/21 B, 13/11* 11/10 C, 6/3
  21. 21. B: 13/11* 11/10
  22. 22. Problem 8 A, Bar/23 10/7 B, Bar/23 7/4* C, Bar/22 7/5
  23. 23. C: Bar/22 7/5
  24. 24. Problem 9 A, No double / Take B, Double / Take C, Double / Pass
  25. 25. B: Double / Take
  26. 26. Problem 10 A, Bar/24 15/11 B, Bar/24 5/1* C, Bar/20
  27. 27. A: Bar/24 15/11
  28. 28. Thank you for Coming! Good Luck in the tournament!

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