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Backgammon VS Poker

Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Poker and Backgammon are closely related. They are both skill / luck games. If you have never played poker, here is an instructional video to get you started. The first step is to learn the poker hands.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO2axcfZsZU[/youtube]
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

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Re: Backgammon VS Poker

Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:52 pm

There ate huge differences between BG and poker.

1. Poker is a gamblind game you don't play just for fun of the game.
The goal of the game is just to win money
whe you loose you loose real money

2. there is call it bluf you can't do that when you play BG

3, playing with real players on a real table and you're not able
to hide your emotions (f,e, getting awfull cards you better don't play
poker

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Re: Backgammon VS Poker

Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:13 pm

Hi Musil,

Well I must sheepishly admit this post was a lame attempt to get some backlink to my poker page. :oops:
But thanks to your post I see the YouTube video embed needed to be fixed. It must have somehow reverted back to a cached page or something. Anyway yes it's true poker is only for gambling but you can play it for fun meaning just for stakes that don't really matter or for points accumulation. Backgammon is also a gambling game. If you don't play for meaningful stakes, it is somewhat meaningless. But yes of course backgammon is more interesting to play for fun. But would it be some fun to play a good poker bot heads up to see if you could come out ahead? Sure why not. There is a challenge there to see if you can bluff even a bot to see if it is bluffing you etc. I think it would be interesting just for an idle pass time. The micro stakes games in poker is not really about the money but more about just winning, stealing pots, learning the game. The excitement of the chance of cards dealt even if the money is inconsequential. At any time you can find thousands of people playing on the free online poker tables which is just play money $1000 chips which can be refreshed if lost. Yet there are bg sites like greedygammon empty :D so i guess it is subjective. But if I had to pick which game to be stranded with on a desert island, I would pick backgammon without any hesitation.
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

Musil
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Re: Backgammon VS Poker

Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:29 am

On a dessert Island to have a bg game is just as dull as having a cards to play poker unless you are not the only human on that Islands.
Of course you can play BG also for money, you also can play monopoly for real money.
To me BG is just a boardgame which i like to play, while playing you are not really gambling, the result of the game win or loss etc
might result that you win/loose money oor wathever you play for. Without that you still can play BG
Poker on the other hand there must be something to play for money or something else without that there is no game.

BTW in the past i did ask for several things

Adding the matchendingline in the mat-file
and a database of the played games

My husband rewrote his program and now it will read the mat and finish the game for me and store the result in a DB
before is calls gnubg to analyse.

Some other things which i like to have in GreedyGammon

A move indicator like for example in BGBLITZ, a movelist like gnubg and shading or coloring the die which
is allready used

In his program to play bg against the dll or gnubg itself he has it

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Re: Backgammon VS Poker

Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:35 am

ah so that's why we don't see you on GreedyGammon so often. You have you own custom made backgammon game. It's true what they say.. you want it done right, u gotta do it yourself :D
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

Musil
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Re: Backgammon VS Poker

Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:31 am

I guess there is some misunderstanding.

Let me explaine

When i play a game/match on Greedygammon and the match is finished
and i've checked the gnubg analyse checkbox the match will be loaded in his
program and finished where the bot plays both sides and when done the result of the
match will be loaded in an access database with the rating calculated.

Of course I allso play against my husband program as there is also a rating system
and everything i would like to have is there

I've to say, when it comes to programming, its very handy to have a husband
who can do it for me.
When i look what he has written and being dutch its still stays DOUBLEDUTCH to me :lol:

And to end as long Greedygammon exist i'll play on GG and wish that someday your work
will be rewarded with more users

Marianne

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