Lecture no. 6 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku
Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 44 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Mathematically trained players also have a decisive edge in backgammon, which trains you to make decisions in highly uncertain conditions. Professor Benjamin explains the rules of the game, the basic strategies for winning, the best ways to play your opening rolls, and how math constantly enters the picture—from figuring out the safest way to move your checkers to the all-important doubling cube.