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> Could you please explain how "extras" work?
A player accepts a double. Some other player or players think he should
have dropped, so they offer to pay the fellow a point to take an "extra"
cube. Basically, they are saying "Do you *really* think it's a take? Care
to back it up by putting a little more $ on it?"
Paying a person a point to take a 2-cube is the standard way of setting up
a "proposition" on a take/drop disagreement. You can copy down the
position and play it over and over again. In the long run, the player who
is on the "right side" of the prop will make $.
One can always offer an extra whenever a dubious take occurs. Some people
like to make agreements that "extras" must be accepted whenever offered --
the most recent issue of _Inside Backgammon_ makes this recommendation.
Basically, the practice punishes cube errors more intensely, so the
stronger player should be able to make considerably more money.
A good use of mandatory extras in chouettes is to require a captain to
accept an extra from at least one teammate if he is the only one who
wishes to take when the box doubles the field. This punishes "box takes"
that often leave two or three players sitting around waiting for a
needless game to be played out --and if the captain was right to take, he
benefits from his teammates' error. Most importantly, it keeps more
people in the game, and allows everyone to stand by their own judgment
- Automatic doubles with carryover (Alexander Zamanian, Jan 1999)
- California rule (Peter Anderson+, Nov 2001)
- Captain drops and others take (Grafix8888+, Sept 2000)
- Chouette cube strategy (Stanley E. Richards+, Mar 2011)
- Cube proxy (Ilia Guzei+, June 2003)
- Dream chouette (Phil Simborg+, Sept 2009)
- Extras (Daniel Murphy, Feb 1997)
- Extras (Albert Steg, July 1996)
- Extras (Anthony R Wuersch, Mar 1995)
- Fish-hunt rules (Chuck Bower+, Feb 2006)
- Interlocking chouette (wintom+, Jan 2008)
- Jacoby rule (Doug Doub+, Aug 2005)
- Legal plays only (Gregg Cattanach+, Aug 2001)
- Los Angeles Rules (Joe Russell, Apr 2013)
- Los Angeles Rules (Justin N.+, Aug 2011)
- Lure of the chouette (Bob Koca+, July 2004)
- Mandatory beaver (Roland Scheicher+, Mar 2002)
- Mandatory beaver (David Montgomery, Jan 1999)
- Money management (Albert Steg, Sept 1998)
- Online chouette rules (John Graas, July 2003)
- Order of succession (leobueno+, Aug 2011)
- Order of succession (Albert Steg, June 1995)
- Procedure when captain doubles (Bill Riles+, Feb 2010)
- Split cube actions (Neil Kazaross, June 2003)
- Strategy (Michael J. Zehr, Sept 1998)
- Variable stakes (Christopher Yep+, Apr 2000)
- Waiting for teammate to double (Øystein Johansen+, July 2001)
- When box takes a partner (Dan Pelton+, Mar 2009)
- When does player retain the box? (Daniel Murphy, Jan 1997)
- When is consulting allowed? (Dave+, Mar 2000)