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The reason that equity is used instead of winning probability is because it is possible to win a single game, a double game (gammon) or triple game (backgammon). Let's say that the value of the game, or bet, is $1. (That would occur if the cube is in the middle. If it has been turned, you multiply by 2, 4, or whatever the number is on the cube.) Let's ...
Equity is especially useful because it pre-calculates some of the analysis used in utilizing the Doubling Cube. Consider the situation described by @Skytten: We have two chequers on the 2-point to roll; opponent has two chequers on the 1- and 2-points (a guaranteed win if he/she gets to roll). Our equity is #44.44. If we offer a double to opponent our ...
You can "translate" the word "equity" as a value of the particular position. Lets imagine we are one roll away from ending the match and we only have two checkers on deuce point. We will win with the probabilty of 26/36 and we will lose with the probability of 10/36. Lets also imagine that there is a friend who offers us some money and asks us to abandon ...
If you have a small amount of experience programming, you could achieve your goals here pretty easily, and as customized as you need. If you want graphs and other 'pretty' output, I suggest R.
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