Ken Larsen's Backgammon - RUN tactic     

  

Run a back checker to the outfield.  Usually it's best to run the rearmost checker.   It's usually best to run before your home board collapses.  The best time to run is when your opponent has blot(s) in his home board and your timing is running out.

 

Prerequisite: 

  1. You're running out of timing.  Your home board will collapse soon if you don't run.
  2. Opponent has a weak home board.

 

In the position shown not running would be 0.072 worse.

 

See ABREAK.

 

 

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