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A light version of home screen. Just the basics! Good for being gradually introduced to all the many features found on Backgammon Studio!

In the bottom right quadrant you can scroll through additional sections where each has a description of the section.

chat home

Chat

If you want to watch what is going on at Backgammon Studio you can switch to the chat version of the home screen which will output status updates in the chat when something interesting has happened.

It contains a users list which is updated when someone logs on/off. You can use this to challenge others to a duel/match or to open up a private chat with friends.

There is also a common chat channel you can use.

This is perhaps best for desktop computers with a reasonably large screen.

classic home

Classic

Standard display with a table of contents which shows what is currently going on at Backgammon Studio. A daily surprise position which is surprisingly updated every hour...

The information on this homescreen doesn't update as opposed to the Chat home screen.

This homescreen should work just fine on any device.

compact home

Compact

This can be good for tablet displays.

fancy home

Fancy

A bit more fancy display.

Separate screens you can switch between.

Good for tablets (swipe support).

You can also change this in later.
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You should not compete in databases below your playing strength!
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quick action
Quick action menu allows you to quickly go to the different sections of the server. While viewing a position you also get quick actions to commonly used actions.

You can customize these menus by adding the actions you are most interested in. Use the button to do this. Use the button to go back to the start screen when using quick action menus. Use the and buttons to open/close the quick action menus.

You can change this in later.
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Match Equity Table
00.00 %
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150 %67.74 %75.08 %81.44 %84.18 %
232.26 %50 %59.95 %66.87 %74.36 %
324.92 %40.05 %50 %57.15 %64.8 %
418.56 %33.13 %42.85 %50 %57.73 %
515.82 %25.64 %35.21 %42.27 %50 %
Copyright © 2011 Neil Kazaross
Match Equity Table
00.00 %
12345678910
150 %67.74 %75.08 %81.44 %84.18 %88.73 %90.72 %93.25 %94.4 %95.93 %
232.26 %50 %59.95 %66.87 %74.36 %79.94 %84.23 %87.54 %90.2 %92.3 %
324.92 %40.05 %50 %57.15 %64.8 %71.12 %76.21 %80.47 %84.02 %87.06 %
418.56 %33.13 %42.85 %50 %57.73 %64.29 %69.92 %74.58 %78.8 %82.41 %
515.82 %25.64 %35.21 %42.27 %50 %56.64 %62.64 %67.79 %72.54 %76.71 %
611.27 %20.06 %28.88 %35.72 %43.37 %50 %56.26 %61.64 %66.79 %71.31 %
79.28 %15.78 %23.79 %30.08 %37.36 %43.74 %50 %55.48 %60.85 %65.63 %
86.75 %12.46 %19.53 %25.42 %32.21 %38.36 %44.52 %50 %55.44 %60.37 %
95.6 %9.8 %15.98 %21.2 %27.46 %33.21 %39.15 %44.56 %50 %55.02 %
104.07 %7.7 %12.94 %17.59 %23.29 %28.69 %34.37 %39.63 %44.98 %50 %
Copyright © 2011 Neil Kazaross
Match Equity Table
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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425
150 %67.74 %75.08 %81.44 %84.18 %88.73 %90.72 %93.25 %94.4 %95.93 %96.64 %97.55 %97.98 %98.53 %98.79 %99.11 %99.27 %99.47 %99.56 %99.68 %99.74 %99.81 %99.84 %99.88 %99.91 %
232.26 %50 %59.95 %66.87 %74.36 %79.94 %84.23 %87.54 %90.2 %92.3 %93.93 %95.25 %96.25 %97.07 %97.69 %98.2 %98.58 %98.89 %99.13 %99.32 %99.47 %99.59 %99.68 %99.75 %99.8 %
324.92 %40.05 %50 %57.15 %64.8 %71.12 %76.21 %80.47 %84.02 %87.06 %89.44 %91.48 %93.07 %94.44 %95.49 %96.4 %97.09 %97.69 %98.14 %98.52 %98.81 %99.06 %99.25 %99.41 %99.53 %
418.56 %33.13 %42.85 %50 %57.73 %64.29 %69.92 %74.58 %78.8 %82.41 %85.4 %87.91 %90.02 %91.8 %93.27 %94.5 %95.5 %96.34 %97.02 %97.59 %98.04 %98.42 %98.73 %98.98 %99.17 %
515.82 %25.64 %35.21 %42.27 %50 %56.64 %62.64 %67.79 %72.54 %76.71 %80.27 %83.37 %85.99 %88.29 %90.2 %91.85 %93.22 %94.4 %95.37 %96.19 %96.86 %97.43 %97.9 %98.28 %98.6 %
611.27 %20.06 %28.88 %35.72 %43.37 %50 %56.26 %61.64 %66.79 %71.31 %75.34 %78.86 %81.96 %84.66 %87 %89.02 %90.76 %92.25 %93.51 %94.58 %95.49 %96.25 %96.89 %97.43 %97.88 %
79.28 %15.78 %23.79 %30.08 %37.36 %43.74 %50 %55.48 %60.85 %65.63 %70.02 %73.91 %77.41 %80.52 %83.26 %85.66 %87.76 %89.59 %91.17 %92.54 %93.7 %94.7 %95.55 %96.28 %96.89 %
86.75 %12.46 %19.53 %25.42 %32.21 %38.36 %44.52 %50 %55.44 %60.37 %64.99 %69.14 %72.94 %76.36 %79.44 %82.16 %84.58 %86.71 %88.59 %90.23 %91.66 %92.9 %93.97 %94.89 %95.68 %
95.6 %9.8 %15.98 %21.2 %27.46 %33.21 %39.15 %44.56 %50 %55.02 %59.79 %64.15 %68.21 %71.89 %75.28 %78.3 %81.04 %83.48 %85.66 %87.59 %89.29 %90.79 %92.1 %93.24 %94.23 %
104.07 %7.7 %12.94 %17.59 %23.29 %28.69 %34.37 %39.63 %44.98 %50 %54.85 %59.35 %63.59 %67.48 %71.11 %74.37 %77.38 %80.09 %82.54 %84.74 %86.7 %88.45 %89.99 %91.35 %92.55 %
113.36 %6.07 %10.56 %14.6 %19.73 %24.66 %29.98 %35.01 %40.21 %45.15 %50 %54.56 %58.92 %62.97 %66.79 %70.3 %73.53 %76.49 %79.2 %81.65 %83.86 %85.85 %87.63 %89.21 %90.62 %
122.45 %4.75 %8.52 %12.09 %16.63 %21.14 %26.09 %30.86 %35.85 %40.65 %45.44 %50 %54.41 %58.57 %62.53 %66.18 %69.61 %72.78 %75.7 %78.38 %80.83 %83.04 %85.05 %86.86 %88.48 %
132.02 %3.75 %6.93 %9.98 %14.01 %18.04 %22.59 %27.06 %31.79 %36.41 %41.08 %45.59 %50 %54.19 %58.25 %62.04 %65.62 %68.97 %72.08 %74.96 %77.62 %80.05 %82.28 %84.3 %86.12 %
141.47 %2.93 %5.56 %8.2 %11.71 %15.34 %19.48 %23.64 %28.11 %32.52 %37.03 %41.43 %45.81 %50 %54.08 %57.94 %61.63 %65.12 %68.39 %71.45 %74.29 %76.92 %79.34 %81.56 %83.59 %
151.21 %2.31 %4.51 %6.73 %9.8 %13 %16.74 %20.56 %24.72 %28.89 %33.21 %37.47 %41.75 %45.93 %50 %53.92 %57.68 %61.26 %64.66 %67.86 %70.86 %73.66 %76.27 %78.67 %80.88 %
160.89 %1.8 %3.6 %5.51 %8.15 %10.98 %14.34 %17.84 %21.7 %25.63 %29.7 %33.82 %37.96 %42.06 %46.08 %50 %53.8 %57.44 %60.93 %64.24 %67.38 %70.32 %73.08 %75.66 %78.05 %
170.73 %1.42 %2.91 %4.5 %6.78 %9.24 %12.24 %15.42 %18.96 %22.63 %26.47 %30.39 %34.38 %38.37 %42.32 %46.2 %50 %53.68 %57.22 %60.62 %63.86 %66.93 %69.82 %72.54 %75.09 %
180.53 %1.11 %2.31 %3.66 %5.6 %7.75 %10.41 %13.29 %16.52 %19.91 %23.51 %27.22 %31.03 %34.88 %38.74 %42.56 %46.32 %50 %53.57 %57.02 %60.34 %63.5 %66.51 %69.36 %72.04 %
190.44 %0.87 %1.86 %2.98 %4.63 %6.49 %8.83 %11.41 %14.34 %17.46 %20.8 %24.3 %27.92 %31.61 %35.34 %39.07 %42.78 %46.43 %50 %53.48 %56.84 %60.07 %63.17 %66.12 %68.92 %
200.32 %0.68 %1.48 %2.41 %3.81 %5.42 %7.47 %9.77 %12.41 %15.26 %18.35 %21.62 %25.04 %28.55 %32.14 %35.76 %39.38 %42.98 %46.53 %50 %53.39 %56.67 %59.83 %62.86 %65.76 %
210.26 %0.53 %1.19 %1.96 %3.14 %4.51 %6.3 %8.34 %10.71 %13.3 %16.14 %19.17 %22.38 %25.71 %29.14 %32.62 %36.14 %39.66 %43.16 %46.61 %50 %53.3 %56.51 %59.6 %62.58 %
220.19 %0.42 %0.94 %1.58 %2.57 %3.75 %5.3 %7.1 %9.21 %11.55 %14.15 %16.96 %19.95 %23.08 %26.34 %29.68 %33.08 %36.5 %39.93 %43.33 %46.7 %50 %53.23 %56.36 %59.39 %
230.16 %0.33 %0.75 %1.27 %2.1 %3.11 %4.45 %6.03 %7.9 %10.01 %12.37 %14.95 %17.72 %20.66 %23.74 %26.92 %30.18 %33.49 %36.83 %40.17 %43.49 %46.77 %50 %53.15 %56.22 %
240.12 %0.25 %0.59 %1.03 %1.72 %2.57 %3.72 %5.11 %6.76 %8.65 %10.79 %13.14 %15.71 %18.44 %21.33 %24.34 %27.46 %30.64 %33.88 %37.14 %40.4 %43.64 %46.85 %50 %53.09 %
250.1 %0.2 %0.47 %0.83 %1.4 %2.12 %3.11 %4.32 %5.77 %7.45 %9.38 %11.52 %13.88 %16.41 %19.12 %21.95 %24.91 %27.96 %31.08 %34.24 %37.42 %40.61 %43.78 %46.91 %50 %
Copyright © 2011 Neil Kazaross
Neil's Numbers
Points trailer needs3456789101112131415
Neil's number10987654
Leaders winning percent is 50%+point lead*Neil's number for this lead.
Gammon Price
1-Cube
Opponent needs
1C234567
You need
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
21.000.851.020.800.880.700.80
30.030.750.820.940.660.680.60
40.540.420.570.650.620.630.66
50.020.390.440.490.490.500.51
60.650.490.500.550.530.560.57
70.030.480.490.550.520.540.53
Gammon Price
2-Cube
Opponent needs
1PC234567
You need
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
20.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
31.000.460.510.440.460.340.35
41.061.000.981.020.870.720.65
50.590.690.720.810.690.660.60
60.580.490.520.560.580.560.55
70.690.530.550.560.570.560.55
Gammon Price
4-Cube
Opponent needs
234567
You need
50.460.340.220.230.170.17
61.000.680.510.420.360.31
71.461.000.750.640.550.48
Keith count

Basic Pip count and add:

  • Add 2 for each checker more than 1 on the ace point.
  • Add 1 for each checker more than 1 on the 2 point.
  • Add 1 for each checker more than 3 on the 3 point.
  • Add 1 for each gap on the 4, 5 and 6 point.

Increase the count of the player on roll by one-seventh (rounding down).

  • A player should double if his count exceeds the opponent's count by no more than 4.
  • A player should redouble if his count exceeds the opponent's count by no more than 3.
  • The opponent should take if the doubler's count exceeds the opponent's count by at least 2.
Tardieu's bearoff & checker on bar
N off123456789101112
Black4.5%7%11%15%22%30%39.5%51%58%69%76.5%84%
White95.5%93%89%85%78%70%60.549%42%31%23.5%16%
diff2.5%4%4%7%8%9.5%11.5%7%11%7.5%7.5%
Tables & formulas
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Playable folder
This is a playable folder of positions! You need to have played the accompanying challenge once before you can browse the positions! Click on the football button at the bottom to start.
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Backgammon Studio 3.7
(c) 2014-2017 Terje Pedersen
New match notation
Black (bottom)
White (top)
Match length
Tournament
Event
Round
Resign game
New match notation
Notation is a way to write down matches by entering moves as they are played. This is rather experimental at the moment so don't use it for anything important! It is always better to get a video recording of a match but that option might not always be available.

The basic principle is that you first enter the dice values and then you click on a checker to be moved and then to the target bar. Once done you hit . If you have made a mistake you can hit . If there is no valid move (stuck on bar) you can hit without entering a move. If a bar is full of checkers you can click on a checker there and the checker to be moved will be moved into that stack.

Once a notation is complete it will be submitted to the server and then emailed to your (hopefully valid!) email address.
Set played cube action
Opponent statistics
Level
Average PR
Rating
Wins
Losses
Win ratio
Experience
Total matches
Incomplete matches
Admin level
User
Level
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Select the cube to use
Backgammon Studio server is moving!
Backgammon Studio will be moved to a bigger/faster server shortly. The process will be done in stages:
  • Private databases are moved. When your private database is moved you will be unable to use it until it has been moved.
    Once moved you will be able to use it on the new server.
  • Main database is moved. You will be unable to log in on the old server when this occurs.
  • Once all databases are moved backgammonstudio.com will point to the new server.
The new server is located at http://45.55.222.217 but using it before all databases have been moved will result in changes being lost.
Friend actions
My Interest:
Register/login problems:
If you forgot your username or your password you can try to log in once and then use the password reset feature.
Use your email that you registered with (you may have used a different one than you think...) and receive a reset email.
If you used a one time email address you need to contact admin to get help sorting it out.
You have registered but never received an unlock email? You may have a typo in your email address and the email will never arrive.
If you are still stuck you can email admin to get further help.
Level up criteria:
Bookmark position
Into: Root
Into:
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Backgammon Studio

Backgammon Studio is an online backgammon database with many features that you can explore. It may be a bit overwhelming at first but don't panic! You don't have to figure out everything in one sitting!

Backgammon Studio tries to be usable on many devices with many different screen sizes. This requires different solutions depending on what device/screen you are using.

There are two important settings you will have to set before you are ready to take on the more interesting features.

Home screen

The home screen or start page can be displayed in many different ways with different amount of information displayed. Some like to get a lot of information while others may like to keep it simple.

The menu

The menu can be displayed in many different ways and you should pick the one which fits your screen best. On mobile devices you should probably always choose the 'dialog' version as it takes up the least amount of screen space. On desktop you have more options.

You can go to settings by clicking the settings button in the top right corner and change these and many other settings later.

If you get lost in the menu system you can always reload the page to get back to the start page.

Help

Most sections will contain a help button which will give you some additional help for the current section.

There is also a forum where you can post any question you may have.

There is an old help section but some information found there might be a bit outdated.

Desktop tips

Finding opponents

A fast way to find opponents to challenge to a match or duel you can click on ctrl-u and then click on another player which will open a duel dialog. Set the desired parameters and off you go!

You can also go to the lobby (ctrl-l or lobby button at the top right) and get a bigger picture on what matches are being played and who is logged on.

Site navigation

There are shortcuts for different sections (You can try them out now and this dialog will stay open. Unless this dialog is too big and it will go fullscreen and you won't see anything else.):

ctrl-hHome screenctrl-uUsers list
ctrl-lLobbyctrl-dSwitch database
ctrl-aAnnotated matchesctrl-cClassic challenges
ctrl-mMatches listctrl-iImport matches
ctrl-pPosition forumctrl-qTraining tracks
ctrl-sPlayer statisticsctrl-oPlayer overview
ctrl-vView match errors

Match navigation

You can use the scrollwheel to move forward in the match along with arrow keys.

Mobile tips

Getting more screen space

The most important mobile tip is that you should use the 'Add to home screen' browser option on the device and then launch Backgammon Studio from your home screen.

Playing online matches on mobile

It is possible to play online matches on a mobile but the screen space is limited so there is an option to expand the board.

Add a note
Friend request
Making friends on Backgammon Studio allows you to open chat dialogs with each other!
Backgammon Studio Champions
Training tracks
Online matches
Duels
Speed
Most users

You can spread the word about this site to your friends at your local backgammon club or in local forums and with some luck your country will rise to the top!

Rematch
Premium match sections
search

Search

You can search through a database of over 2 million positions by selecting any number of search options.
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Action tags

Backgammon Studio automatically tags positions from matches that are imported with specific action tags depending on what type of action was performed. It is the difference of what was played versus what was correct which determines these tags.
search

Position tags

Positions that are imported are also tagged with position tags which is determined by specific properties of the position.
search

View positions

Once you have narrowed down your search you can choose to view these positions as thumbnails or you can choose to play through the errors one by one in several different ways.
Statistics

Player statistics

You can inspect statistics on individual players on how well they have played.
Statistics

Position type performance

You can check the performance in each position type. This can be useful if you have a private database where you have uploaded a lot of your own matches. Then you can determine which position type is most valuable to study in order to improve your skills.
Statistics

Cube handling

You can examine how well a player handles the cube. You can also compare cube handling between players.
AveragePR

Average Performance Rating

You can take a look at how well players are doing in Average Performance Rating (PR) over all matches in the database. You can choose individual countries to check which is the best player in that country based on PR.
Report questionable evaluation
Online users
This is the list of active users. The icon at the end of each user shows information about what the user is currently interested in. You can change your interest icon by clicking on your own name. You can click on another user and challenge this user to different kinds of duels/online matches. Not enough opponents? Bring all your backgammon friends here and you'll always have someone to play with!
If you're interested in playing a match you can set your interest icon to show this and then explore other interesting Backgammon Studio content until someone challenges you to a match. Become a stronger backgammon player while you wait!
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cube

Cube action!

Cube handling is perhaps the most difficult part of backgammon. There are several different training tracks which covers different cube related aspects. Practice makes perfect!

cube

Latest News!

This gives you an overview of what is happening on Backgammon Studio and most entries are dynamically updated.

Daily surprise

Daily Surprise!

This is a position that must have come as a surprise as a very big error was made. It is also updated every hour which is also a surprise!

FullMatches

Play through full matches!

Backgammon Studio has a lot of full matches that you can play through in a couple of different ways. Play through as normal or find a match where you think you could have played better and then take the seat as one of the players and give it your best shot!

CheckerQuiz

Play checker quiz!

Play your checkers to perfection! There are many tricky moves to be made so this is more difficult than it sounds! There are many training tracks that covers different types of checker play problems.

HomeChat

Chat!

This allows you to chat with other online users and also challenge them to duels/matches.

TrainingTracks

Training tracks!

These training tracks cover a unique aspect of backgammon and gives you an insight into how well you handle this type of position. Many are likely to be very difficult.


TimedTraining

Timed training tracks!

These are training tracks where you also have to answer within 10 seconds! You can think of this as speed gammon training.


Matches

Matches!

Backgammon Studio has a large collection of recorded matches which can be used in several different ways.


Challenges

Challenges!

There are many different challenges you can try to finetune your backgammon skills on.


Champions

Champions!

This section is an overview of players who currently holds the top position in the highscore lists for the different challenges.


OnlineMatches

Online matches!

This shows an overview of online matches along with a highscore list on online match performance.

ActionTraining

Action training!

Positions that are added to the database will get different labels or tags which identify certain properties of the position. You can visit this section to try to solve positions with the same tags. You start with positions where a big error was made and gradually move to more difficult positions.


CubeTraining

Cube training!

Score has an important role in cube handling and this section tries to focus on this aspect.


MatchChampions

Online Match Champions!

Play online matches on Backgammon Studio and compete with others for the lowest Average PR (or focus on other ranking criteria). Put your Backgammon Studio training to the test and see if you can climb the list!


LiveMatches

Live matches!

It is possible to play live online matches on Backgammon Studio.

MatchesList

Matches list!

This is the actual list of recorded matches. The matches here are primarily from international tournaments.

ClassicChallenge

Classic challenges!

This is the classic collection of a fixed number of positions. Answer as many positions correctly as you can!

Forum

Forums!

You can discuss different subjects in this forum to seek or bring enlightenment to others!


OpeningTraining

Opening training!

Finetune your handling of the opening positions to get a good start of the game!

Forum

My bookmarks!

Get organized! You can bookmarks positions and organize them in folders. You can also add notes to each bookmark.

MyMatches

My matches!

This section shows a record of all your matches that you have played on Backgammon Studio along with performance statistics.


WeekInReview

Week in review!

This section allows you to quickly review your past errors on a weekly basis.

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Equity ranges
LevelFromTo
1-2.000-0.500
2-0.500-0.450
3-0.450-0.400
4-0.400-0.350
5-0.350-0.300
6-0.300-0.250
7-0.250-0.200
8-0.200-0.150
9-0.150-0.100
10-0.100-0.080
11-0.080-0.050
12-0.050-0.030
13-0.030-0.010
Actions
You are now looking at the home screen on Backgammon Studio. The default version is a lighter version where most of the content is hidden away in the menu system (top left corner).
You can configure this home screen in many wonderful ways by the cogwheel icon in the bottom left corner. You can also switch to different homescreens and menu systems and also change many other parts of Backgammon Studio in the settings that you can access in the top right corner.
Good luck!
Best regards,
Terje Pedersen
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Type
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Poke opponent!
You can send an email notification to your opponent to let your opponent know that you are ready to play the tournament match.
If your opponent does show up please abort any match you are playing in order to give the tournament match priority!