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Doubling question

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:41 pm
by RiverBelle
If your opp throws you the doubling cube and you decline, and you are in the 1st game of 3 pt match, do you forfeit entire match - or, my opp said (I think to lull me into a false sense of security) do you only forfeit that game? I thought the box that pops up said that you forfeit entire match.... somebody (besides my worthy opp) give me the right answer please. :wink:

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:11 pm
by Jonas
yeah I still get confused with whats a match and whats a game.

I think we call a game a series of matches.

So you loose the match er round, but you would still have more matches to play before the game was over.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:04 am
by Just_Ice
Jonas, it might be worth finding out what the standard terminology is for a game, set, or match, or whatever, and using that.


Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:11 pm
by ladybug
of course i could be wrong, but i believe the game is individual and the match is the series of games. when you are in the first game of a three point match and you are offered the doubling cube and you decline, then you lose the game, but only the first game out of a three game match. i am sure if i am wrong someone will point it out.

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:57 am
by Wanderer
Ladybug is right.

If you decline the first double, you lose one game. If you accept the first double, the stake is two games.

And keep in mind, a gammon in a doubled game is worth FOUR (2 x 2).

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:22 am
by EzRider
my mom taught me not to play with matches, so, I only play 1 game atta time. best way to remember which is which to0o Jonas ;-)