This article originally appeared in the May 2000 issue of GammOnLine.|
Thank you to Kit Woolsey for his kind permission to reproduce it here.
I walked into Harvey's Bar and Grill, and was pleased to find Jemimah
sitting at the far end table, as always with her miniature board in
front of her.
"Hi-yo Stein," she called, "come on over and have a look at this." On the board was this position:
"Now is that a triple auto?" I asked.
"Yep, this is a position I found myself in at PB's last night. You ever been there?"
"No, but I hear they call it 'Beaver Creek'."
"That's true, the crowd there do have a reputation for loose cubes, sporting takes and unlimited autodoubles. In fact, things have been getting a little out of hand lately, so PB is now enforcing a strict cube limit of 64. Now, in this position it is Blue on roll, what is the correct cube action?"
"No double for sure, that's the trivial part, but am I right in assuming that this didn't stop someone from doubling you?"
"Correct on both counts," Jemimah smiled, "Blue doubles, then it gets interesting."
"Interesting schminteresting, this looks pretty straight forward," I started, but then again almost nothing about Jemimah is entirely straight forward. You know, her eyes are brown, but the left one has a touch of green while the right one has a touch of orange.