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5. May 2021, 01:23:18
Aganju 
Subject: Re:
Walter Montego: I just looked at the game that was listed - I do not see them either. this is worse than I thought; I agree it is unplayable. I have never seen that in any of my games, which is strange - I played hundreds f Plakotos, with the same size setting. Could it be the *color* choice?

4. May 2021, 20:30:23
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
rod03801: Though I can see the game with the setting set to the small board, I do like this view and I am going to resign when the first game of the match is over unless it is fix before that happens.

I have the settings back to the large board. Four or so points have disappeared from my view as my opponent has covered the blots.

4. May 2021, 19:24:01
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Aganju: I cant speak to the fix. I was simply trying to provide a solution for the piece to be seen under current circumstances.

4. May 2021, 17:59:34
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
Aganju: Yes, the twenty second fix for Fencer. Rod's found post is nine years old. Perhaps this fix is not easy? Or maybe it has not received any attention?

4. May 2021, 14:28:03
Aganju 
Subject: Re:
Modified by Aganju (4. May 2021, 14:28:38)
rod03801: my guess is that a specific image is missing. If you look at the board where there is a blank, right click it, and it will give you the name of the (missing) image. This would make it a twenty-second fix for Fencer.

4. May 2021, 01:47:00
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Walter Montego: You're welcome. I just remembered that I thought something similar had been brought up before. Used "Search in posts" and searched for Plakato here. It didn't turn up exactly what I thought. So I tried on the Brainking.com discussion board, too, as that seemed like another place it might have been. Sure enough, it was. My memory really wasn't THAT impressive.

I'm glad it helped solve the mystery.

3. May 2021, 20:35:57
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
Modified by Walter Montego (3. May 2021, 20:36:25)
rod03801: Switching the Backgammon settings to the small board setting did make the Plakoto board show the pieces. I do not like the small board. I will finish this match, and then never play this game again unless this bug is fixed.

You found this message from 2012, rod03801? A long memory you have. Thank you.

3. May 2021, 19:31:36
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Walter Montego:
This sounded familiar to me, so I did a little searching,

I found this discussion from a few years back, It could have something to do with your settings.

https://brainking.com/en/Board?bc=1&plla=1143797

I hope it helps.

3. May 2021, 19:13:43
Walter Montego 
Modified by Walter Montego (3. May 2021, 19:27:25)
I was talked into playing a match of Plakoto. I cannot see the points on the table that have two pieces on them of both colors. My opponent (Vinkel) says the table looks good from his side. I was going to resign, but he suggested to ask Fencer. So I am posting here as I do not know where bug reports go.

I also had this problem when I was trying to review older games Vinkel had played so I could get an idea of how the game is played.

Game ID number 8679109
Plakoto (Vinkel vs. Walter Montego)

3. January 2021, 15:15:30
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
Modified by Walter Montego (3. January 2021, 15:16:17)
Clandestine 1:

I just lost a game and match to five doubles in a row today.
Backgammon (Walter Montego vs. DavieBoy)
It happens. I have played my opponent over 1300 matches. This match hurt since he had won eight in a row prior, and I thought I had the game for the match when it was 75 to 45.
Sure it's bad luck, as is your case, but that doesn't mean something fishy has gone on to make it happen. Supposing the roles were reversed. Would you understand how lucky you had gotten?

1. January 2021, 15:40:47
moistfinger 
Subject: Re:
Clandestine 1: There's something very fishy about that player's luck.

31. December 2020, 15:38:52
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Re:
pgt:I didn’t realize it was marked private. 
The game was the final game to determine the winner of the of the match. I’m peeling my pieces off and only have 7 left (30 pip count), he’s still in my home, he proceeds to roll doubles 5 times in a row including three sets of double 6’s to win the game and match.  The only way he could have won was to roll 5 sets of doubles, and he does. 
Like I said, very talented roller. I see why he’s number 1. 

31. December 2020, 09:21:41
pgt 
Subject: Re:
Clandestine 1: Since this is a "private" game. what exactly are we meant to be able to see?

31. December 2020, 05:09:34
Clandestine 1 
Anyone ever see something like is?

Very talented roller!

20. August 2020, 15:34:05
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
Aganju: Yeah, like that. :) Nice stacks

20. August 2020, 14:26:15
Aganju 
Subject: Re:

20. August 2020, 14:10:51
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
pgt: Cash only, you know how mob guys operate.

20. August 2020, 10:30:02
pgt 
Subject: Re:
Walter Montego: Do you have his bank account number? (Post it here)

19. August 2020, 22:49:19
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
pgt: Better payments to the dice guy should take care of that problem. Try a tenner next time.

19. August 2020, 22:46:59
pgt 
Subject: Re:
Aganju: Thanks for that. I've sent a message to Fencer, so hope he still reads them!

I usually throw 2-1 or 3-1 near the beginning of the game, and then 5-5 or 6-6 when I have one counter on the final point. Any hints as to how to correct this?

19. August 2020, 22:43:34
pgt 
Subject: Re:
Carl: Yes, obnoxious is the correct word!!

19. August 2020, 18:32:58
Aganju 
Subject: Re:
pgt: looks like a nasty bug... contact Fencer in a personal message and ask him nicely, he might just fix it.

And in the future, don't roll 4-4 when you have only 1 checker left - it's a waste anyway... ;-)

19. August 2020, 14:44:45
Carl 
Subject: Re:
pgt: Yes i've played this person,very rude and obnoxious,

19. August 2020, 11:52:15
pgt 
Backgammon (walangpera vs. pgt)
I have borne off almost all my pieces (except 2) in this game, and have suddenly been given an eatra dozen or so pieces on the 1 bar. But if you look at the game, I have borne off 14 pieces. What's going on?

19. August 2020, 11:45:35
pgt 
Has anybody else had the misfortune to play against "Nice works". He/she has been a most unpleasant player

19. June 2020, 12:00:28
moistfinger 
Tell it how it is, LOL :)

19. June 2020, 09:50:57
pgt 
Subject: Re: Plakoto.
moistfinger: I think you used the wrong word - "Cheat" not "player"

18. June 2020, 16:04:43
moistfinger 
Subject: Re: Plakoto.
Carl: ilsta, pestope and pevepe are one and the same player .

17. June 2020, 15:24:56
Carl 
Subject: Plakoto.
Congratulations,we have a new No1(again). Plakoto (ilsta vs. pestope)

9. June 2020, 21:06:49
Anjil 
Subject: Re: Am I missing something?
Aganju: Thank you, I missed the part of needing to play the highest if both can't be used. Been playing for years and missed that totally! duh!

9. June 2020, 19:11:35
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Am I missing something?
Modified by Aganju (9. June 2020, 19:13:05)
Anjil:
After hitting him with the 3 (which I understand you'd love to do), you would not be able to play the 5 anymore.
The official backgammon rule says "you have to play both dice if possible, and if you can play only either one, you have to play the higher one" - in this case, the 5.

The rules on this site also list this, towards the very end:
"If it is possible, both dice must be used. It means that some pieces can become "frozen" in certain positions because making a move with these pieces would create a situation where the second dice couldn't be used.
If only one die can be used, the one with the higher number must be chosen.'

Too bad, but according to the rule...

9. June 2020, 18:07:41
Anjil 
Subject: Am I missing something?
Hi foks,

In this game I'd like to play the 3 but I'm unable to switch dice, I'm only allowed to play the 5 - any ideas?

Backgammon (Slavka vs. Anjil)

Thank you

8. June 2020, 07:27:32
pgt 
Subject: Re: I wonder.
Aganju: Check my post of 19th May. I just looked at the earlier ones and it is the same player. He was rated number 1 in Hyperbackgammon.when I was number 2, and he would not accept a challenge, and then I noticed 5 normal games in the space of an hour, all private, and all won in 3 moves!

19. May 2020, 03:57:33
pgt 
Subject: suspicious Ratings
There is a player who won 5 normal games against the same opponent within the space of an hour (on 20/04/20), and all of them had a TOTAL of 3 moves! They were "private" games so unable to see exactly how they were won, but I suspect that this is a player trying to boost his rating - and ego.

27. January 2020, 02:50:20
Aganju 
Subject: Re: I wonder.
Carl: you said that, not me.
I said it looks like he is not any good, as I looked at some older games, and he played not exceptional. All newer games show that they were resigned by the opponent after two moves, which looks rather fishy.

But it is well known that there are cheaters around here. Some people get off on arbitrarily raising their ratings by having multiple accounts and pumping points between them. I feel sorry for them, I hope they see a psychologist some day about it.

27. January 2020, 01:17:54
Carl 
Subject: Re: I wonder.
Aganju: Are you suggesting this person may be cheating?surely not......can you say that here?Moderator?

27. January 2020, 00:27:37
Aganju 
Subject: Re: I wonder.
Carl: looks like he is not any good, just uses a second account to pump up his rating.

27. January 2020, 00:01:19
AlliumCepa 
Subject: Re: I wonder.
Carl: https://brainking.com/en/ArchivedGameList?u=77228&op=99568&tp=109
Most games ilsra resigns or his initial man is captured.

26. January 2020, 23:23:52
Carl 
Subject: I wonder.
Why the best plakoto player on the site would'nt want us to see how they do it? Plakoto (pestope vs. ilsta)

6. January 2020, 16:22:34
Clandestine 1 

17. November 2019, 16:34:14
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Triple gammon tourney

21. August 2019, 16:23:39
AlliumCepa 
Subject: Re:
pgt: yes, I noticed. Along with wasted 6s and 5s while on the bar.

21. August 2019, 15:19:31
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Backgammon

9. July 2019, 07:05:41
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Triple Gammon

9. July 2019, 06:54:07
Clandestine 1 

24. May 2019, 08:09:01
pgt 
Has anybody else noted that when you are way behind in a BG match you throw several 2-1s in a row.. When you are miles ahead, and need 2 to finish, you get a double 6!

16. April 2019, 23:02:12
moistfinger 
Subject: Re: Double rolls..
Home of the one-sided games with one player having all the luck while the other gets the worse dice possible; that's Brainking :-)

15. April 2019, 23:31:02
furbster 
Subject: Re: Double rolls..
Modified by furbster (15. April 2019, 23:31:18)
Nothingness: i've won a live backgammon match like this twice in the past year in tourneys i've been too, nice when it happens.

3. April 2019, 00:33:43
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Double rolls..
Nothingness: the quality of random numbers here has been discussed before, and there may be issues with them, or not.

However, rolling 7 doubles in a row has a chance of about 1:280000, meaning it is completely normal (and to be expected) that it happens once per 280000 tries.
If you consider that a Backgammon game has about 30 moves per side, and assume about 5000 games are played per year on Brainking, it should happen every other year.
So as annoying as it might be to lose that way, it is not necessarily a sign for something off - it should happen every other year.
Let's hope it doesn't hit you (or me) this year.

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