Forum Archive : Chouettes

Split cube actions

From:   Neil Kazaross
Date:   22 June 2003
Subject:   Split cube actions
Forum:   GammOnLine

Lets assume I show up at the Boston area club next week and we play a
4 man chou consisting of two experts (you and I) along with Fishcake
Freddy and Tyro Terry.

I am in the box and Freddy is playing and Terry is next in line and the
three of you cube me in a somewhat complicated position that I judge to
be a small 1.05 pass. Off course I pass you instantly and if I want to
take one cube I must take both of the others since the rules state that
you must take at least half the cubes at an equal level.

So, I take both their cubes and wow, their checker play isn't as sharp
as mine and the position with them playing is now a .9 take ! I gain
further equity later in the game when Freddy takes a my recube when it
is a 1.2 pass. Freddy escapes the gammon but I win and now play vs Terry
while you and Freddy gag at a couple of his plays (no consulting 'til
the cube is turned) as I pick up maybe .10 equity from all three of you.

I throw a joker double and Terry dances on my 3 point board and all drop
the cube. I now play you as captain. A holding game develops and hometown
luck takes over as you toss 55 and get into a 100-113 pip count race that
I judge to be a 1.03 pass. Some kibitzer mutters that he thought Neil was
awesome with race cubes until he took it. Yes, I take you and Fred (gotta
take 2)to fight to retain the box sacrificing only .06 but getting about
.10 from all 3 of you if I win vs as being down .10 to you next game due
to Fred's poor checker play. An added bonus is that Fred is steaming a bit
and likely to take a somewhat bad race take if I throw a couple of sets.

This chou sounds like fun..and I could go on and on about split cube
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