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Mochy's 10 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2014

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10 difficult backgammon problems given in the lecture at the 2nd Merit Open International 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/2owxi7pleqewzaf/Mochy%27s%2010%20backgammon%20problems.pdf?dl=0

102 players took the quiz and probably lot more audience in total.
The highest score was 7 (scored by a guest speaker Franck Stepler and nine audience), Average score was 4.47.
Can you do better?

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Mochy's 10 Backgammon Quiz in Cyprus 2014

  1. 1. @ 2nd Merit Open Backgammon championship 2014
  2. 2. 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. <Audience> 1st : 150euro 2nd : 50 euro <Guest Speakers> 1st: 100euro <Best of all> + 100euro!
  4. 4. Franck Akiko Sabri (France) (Japan) (Turkey)
  5. 5. Bob Wachtel (USA) Juergen Orlowski (Germany) photo of Akiko taken by Annick Hasdenteufel
  6. 6. Falafel Arda Findikoglu Marco Fornasir
  7. 7. A, 22/16 8/5 B, 13/7 8/5 C, 13/4
  8. 8. A, Bar/24 13/11 B, Bar/23 24/23 C, Bar/23 6/5
  9. 9. A, 13/9 13/8 B, 13/9 6/1* C, 8/3 7/3
  10. 10. A, Bar/24 9/3* B, Bar/18
  11. 11. A, 20/14 8/3 B, 13/7 8/3 C, 8/3 8/2
  12. 12. A, 22/21 13/9 B, 9/5 6/5 C, 6/2*2/1
  13. 13. A, 20/17 20/15 B, 20/15 4/1 C, 9/6 9/4
  14. 14. A, No double / Take B, Double / Take C, Double / Pass
  15. 15. A, 24/23 8/5* B, 14/13 8/5* C, 8/5* 5/4
  16. 16. A, 21/16 13/8 6/1(2) B, 21/11 13/8(2) C, 13/3(2)
  17. 17. 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 -0.2 63 61 41 43 42 33 64 32 62 54 52 53 22 65 55 11 66 44 21 31 51

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