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From: Robert Goldman

Favorite Plays for the Four-Three Opening Roll

There are a lot of great possible plays for the four-three opening roll in backgammon. Here is a quick disucssion of four favorite plays for this opening roll. You might even readily see the advantages and disadvantages of these favorite plays.

Here are the four favorite plays for the four-three opening roll. First one is doing a 24/21 and 24/20 which moves both back men forward. Second favorite move for this opening roll is a 13/10 and 13/9 that brings down two checkers from the 13-point (a.k.a. mid-point). Next is doing a 24/20 and 13/10 quite a balanced approach by splitting the back men and bringing down a builder to the 10-point. Last is doing a 24/21 and 13/9 which also implies splitting and using a builder.

Let's take a quick look into the details of these backgammon plays for the four-three opening roll.

A 24/21, 24/20 play on this opening roll moves both back checkers. This move is otherwise known as a double split in backgammon. The play isn't really that bad for a four-three opening roll. It's just that other players see it as a waste to use both dice results for the same purpose.

As a rule of thumb, it is better to hit two goals using both dice rolls. Your backgammon game will be more flexible if you practice this even during the opening roll.

The 13/10 and 13/9 tries to pull a fast one on your opponent. The goal with this move on the opening roll is to make a quick blockade to trap your opponent's back checkers. This play on the four-three opening roll has the same weakness as the 24/20 and 24/21 backgammon play since it also wastes dice rolls. The good side is that slotting these two checkers work pretty well when building points on your next throw.

Next popular play for this opening roll is to do a 24/20 and 13/10. This play concerns itself with a balanced approach to your moves in backgammon. By splitting the back men you hope to build an advance anchor on your next roll. By slotting a checker on the ten-point you get a bit of better coverage of your side of the backgammon board. It also acts as a good builder.

Next we have the 24/21 and 13/9 play. It pretty much works like the 24/20 and 13/10 play for the four-three opening roll. This play involves a bit of risk (you may expect your blot at the nine-point to be hit). This play for the four-three opening roll wasn't that popular back in the early 90's.

These are the favorite plays for the four-three opening roll. Remember to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these plays before you try them out.