Saturday, January 2, 2010

Summary of Tips

Here is a summary of types of moves that can help you during your checker play:
  • Hit-hop -- hitting an opponent's blot is usually a good thing. If you can hit a blot and then continue moving your checker to safety (esepcially as a builder), that's normally a good move.
  • "Protect me" -- if you must leave a blot, protect your guy by leaving him within 6 pips from a point you have made. Thus, if your opponent hits you (and leaves a blot there), you have a hit back chance.
  • Hit 2 men -- hitting 2 of your opponent's blots is normally a great thing. It handcuffs your opponent because they have to use their 2 dies just to get off the bar (unless they roll doubles).

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