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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Problems with doubling

From: motiv4u
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Problems with doubling
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:50:44 +0100

Robert does not point out the Cube - No Cube issue anymore (correct me
if I'm wrong)

If you play a 1-point match, the final score is 1-0 or 0-1.
However, GNU Backgammon tells you you win - or lose - 1, 2 or 3 points
and that is indeed confusing.

Setting up a 1-point match and winning it with backgammon gives you 1
point and the match. However, if you win a backgammon, gnubg tells

  Player wins a backgammon and 3 points.
  The score (after 1 game) is: gnubg 0, Player 3 (match to 1 point,
post-Crawford play).
  Player has won the match.

Both the "backgammon and 3 points" and the "post-Crawford play" are
confusing, especially for players not used to money sessions, match
play, 1-point games. Not for the 'habitu├ęs' of course, but

My 2 1/2 cents.


On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:30 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thanks for all your help.
> Just to clear things up and be consistent the following points allied to
> this bug could be addressed:
> 1/ during a single point match when gnubg loses by a gammon it pops up a
> message saying I have won TWO points
> 2/ similarly gnubg will resign from a single point match offering me a
> gammon and then pop up a message saying I have won TWO points
> Clearly, as you have both pointed out there is only ever one point at stake
> in such a match.
> Robert
> ________________________________
> From: Christian Anthon <address@hidden>
> That you can double here is a bug. And if you are playing 1 point
> matches and the program incorrectly allows you to double it would
> explain your observervations.
> Christian.
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