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# Mochy's 8 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2016 fall

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8 difficult backgammon problems given in the lecture at the 4th Merit Open 2016.

Players are given 15 min for 8 problems in the beginning of the seminar, then we went through all problems with guest speakers.
approximately 150 people (including the guest) took the test.

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### Mochy's 8 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2016 fall

1. 1. Mochy’s Eight Backgammon Problems 5th Nov 18:00PM-19:00PM @The 4th Merit Open 2016
2. 2. Rules of the competition  15min for 8 problems. Positions are money games with Jacoby rule.  Write your answer (A,B,C,D) in the answer sheet and submit to the desk.  Don’t discuss with friends nor bots!
3. 3. Prize award  <Guest Speakers>  1st : 150euro  <Audience>  1st: 100euro  2nd: 50euro  * In case of a tie, money is split
4. 4. Guest Speakers Granstedt Falafel Sabri (Sweden) (US/Israel) (Turkey)
5. 5. Guest Speakers Michael Larsen (Denmark) Aref Alipour (UK/Iran)
6. 6. Sponsors of the seminar Arda FindikogluMarco Fornasir
7. 7. Sponsors of the seminar
8. 8. Problem 1 A, 16/13 8/4 C, 8/5 8/4 B, 13/10 8/4 D, 8/4 6/3*
9. 9. D: 8/4 6/3*
10. 10. Without a blot, safe is the best
11. 11. Problem 2 A, 24/16(2) C, 24/20(2) 6/2*(2) B, 24/20(2) 8/4(2) D, 8/4(2) 6/2*(2)
12. 12. D, 8/4(2) 6/2*(2)
13. 13. Problem 3 A, 24/18 13/10 B, 24/18 6/3* C, 13/7 10/7 D, 13/7 6/3*
14. 14. D: 13/7 6/3*
15. 15. Problem 4 A, 13/7 11/8 B, 13/7 6/3* C, 11/5 8/5 D, 7/1* 6/3*
16. 16. D: 7/1* 6/3*
17. 17. Problem 5 A, 21/11 B, 18/14* 14/8 C, 13/7 11/7 D, 8/2* 6/2
18. 18. A: 21/11
19. 19. Problem 6 A, 24/18 8/5 B, 24/18 6/3 C, 18/9* D, 8/2 5/2
20. 20. B: 24/18 6/3
21. 21. Problem 7 A, 21/10 B, 13/8 13/7 C, 13/2
22. 22. B: 13/8 13/7
23. 23. Problem 8 A, 21/13 B, 13/7 9/7 C, 9/3 5/3 D, 9/1*
24. 24. C: 9/3 5/3
25. 25. Thank you for Coming! Good Luck in the tournament!