Backgammon Plakoto

Start at: 18:45 August 21 2019 UK time

Finish at: 22:30 August 21 2019 UK time





From 6:45 pm until 10:30 pm

Swiss pairings over 5 rounds. Matches are all single games. Tie-breaking procedure is Head-to-Head followed by Buchholz (ignoring worst opponent)

A variant of Backgammon, in which each player starts will all of their checkers on their opponent’s home point. Checkers are not returned to the bar when hit, but remain pinned until the opponents’ checker moves.

The mother checker is the last checker on a player’s starting point. It is very important in the game of Plakoto, because if the mother checker gets pinned by an opponent’s checker before it has left the starting point, the game is over. This particular rule has an exception if the opponent has his own mother checker at the starting point. A game in which the mother checkers of both players are pinned results in a tie.

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