Paul Epstein

2020-07-05 20:20:26 UTC

Can anyone construct a position (including both checkers and cube)

in a money game where the equity of the players is exactly zero?

Assume (of course) that the initial roll at the very start of the game has

happened.

I don't think there is a position where the probability of

bearing off in one roll is 50%. However, there might be a position where

one side has 18 rolls which will lead to a cash no matter what, and the other

18 rolls give the opponent a cash.

Paul

in a money game where the equity of the players is exactly zero?

Assume (of course) that the initial roll at the very start of the game has

happened.

I don't think there is a position where the probability of

bearing off in one roll is 50%. However, there might be a position where

one side has 18 rolls which will lead to a cash no matter what, and the other

18 rolls give the opponent a cash.

Paul