Terminology

 "Wash"

 From: Hardy Hübener Address: Webmaster@HardyHuebener.de Date: 13 September 2004 Subject: Definition of "Wash" Forum: rec.games.backgammon Google: ci4u7e\$j6n\$1@online.de

```Hello,

I am working on a (german) backgammon glossary, which also contains
english expressions and their explanations (or, if existant, the
appropriate german translation):
http://www.hardyhuebener.de/glossar.html

For the expression *wash* I found two different explanations:

1. Paul Lamford defines it as: "A settlement where two or more players
agree that no points will be won by either side in the current game.
It normally occurs when the chances are approximately equal, and
sometimes with a high cube." (in "Improve Your Backgammon", p. 128)

2. Tom Keith's Backgammon Galore Glossary
(http://www.bkgm.com/glossary.html) says: "A blitzing technique that
involves breaking a higher home-board point in order to hit a blot on
a lower home-board point."

Magriel's "Backgammon" definition is: "To switch points and hit an
opposing checker".

Can anyone confirm, that Wash is used both for shifting points and for
zero-settlements? Or is wash possibly used differently in the US and GB?

Thanks for your answers,

Hardy  :-)
```

 Gregg Cattanach  writes: ```The first definition is really the only way I've ever heard it used. The checker plays the others referenced are usually called something else, usually a 'point switch'. I would say that the vast majority of BG players would immediately think 'wash' means to settle for zero points. ```

 Joe Gangsta  writes: ```Tom Keith's definition of WASH is slightly incorrect. The technique does not involve BREAKING a higher point to hit on a lower point, it involves SHIFTING from a hihger point to a lower point, sending opponent to the bar. For instance, you have a 3 point board, 6, 5 and 4 points, opponent has blots on the 3 and 2 points, you roll 2-2. The WASH is shifting your 5 point and 4 point to the lower points, sending both blots to the bar. Joe ```

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"Back game"  (Marty Storer, Jan 2004)
"Baffle box"  (garyo+, Mar 2005)
"Bagai position"  (Timothy Chow, Dec 2012)
"Banana split"  (Rich Munitz+, June 2011)
"Banana split"  (Adam Stocks+, Sept 2004)
"Beavers"  (Sander van Rijnswou, May 1999)
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"Cube provocation play"  (Chuck Bower+, Apr 2007)
"Dance"  (William R. Tallmadge, May 1998)
"Dropper"  (Robert D. Johnson, Sept 1996)
"Duplication" and "diversification"  (Simon Woodhead, Nov 1991)
"Equity"  (Gregg Cattanach, Aug 2000)
"Equity"  (Gary Wong, Dec 1998)
"Equity"  (Chuck Bower, Oct 1996)
"Equity"  (Michael J. Zehr, Mar 1996)
"Equity", "volatility", "claim", "market"  (Erik Gravgaard, June 1995)
"Freeroll"  (montygram, Nov 2005)
"Gammon price"  (Ron Karr, Aug 1996)
"Gammon rate", "gammon price"  (David Montgomery, June 1995)
"Gammon-go" (GG) and "gammon-save" (GS)  (Mary Hickey, Feb 2004)
"Gammon-go" (GG) and "gammon-save" (GS)  (Marty Storer, Oct 2002)
"Gammon-go" (GG)   (Chuck Bower, Jan 2004)
"Golden point"  (Daniel Murphy, Dec 2004)
"Holding game"  (Alan Webb+, Dec 1998)
"In the box"  (Ken Bame+, Sept 2012)
International phrase dictionary  (David Allen Sorensen, Sept 1997)
"Joker"  (Richard Divdesman, Sept 1998)
"Kamikaze play"  (Bill Patterson+, June 2011)
"Kauder paradox"  (Carl Tait+, Nov 1995)
"Latto paradox"  (Jean-Pierre Seiman+, July 2004)
"Lose your market"  (Shuman Lloyd Lee+, Aug 1991)
"MCV"  (Mislav Radica+, Oct 2009)
"PRaT"  (Raccoon+, Jan 2007)
"Phantom double hit"  (Marty Storer, May 2010)
"Polish prime"  (Jason Lee+, Jan 2006)
"Pure play"  (Daniel Murphy, Nov 2000)
"Pure play"  (Casey Forrest+, Feb 1996)
"Raccoon"  (Steven Keats, Feb 2011)
"Root number"  (Ken Bame, June 2004)
"Russian Bridges"  (leobueno+, Mar 2013)
"Short play"  (AJ+, July 2012)
"Speed board"  (Gregg Cattanach, June 2004)
"Splot"  (mamabear, Apr 2007)
"Squeeze", "trap play"  (Philippe Michel+, Feb 1997)
"Suicide play"  (Brian Sheppard, Aug 1997)
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"Table stakes"  (Carlo Melzi, Sept 2002)
"Technical play"  (Adam Stocks+, July 2002)
"Thematic"  (Beauregard+, Aug 2009)
"Thorp count"  (Stephen Turner, June 1996)
"Time," "timing," "checker," "dancing"  (Marty Storer, Apr 1992)
Turkish names for rolls  (Lars Soezueer, Mar 1997)
"Vigorish"  (Anthony R Wuersch, Feb 1995)
"Volatility"  (Michael J. Zehr, June 1998)
"Wash"  (Hardy Hübener+, Sept 2004)
"Wash"  (Brian Sheppard, July 1997)
"Weaver"  (Alan Webb+, May 2000)
"Zone" of attack  (Matt Reklaitis+, Dec 2007)

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