# 41 Update 9512: (Commercial backgammon support software)

Walter as added a program which will convert FIBS oldmoves format to
BG-Scribe. I haven't tested it with output from rfibs.
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The Match Strategist (and demo)

Tom Johnson (komodo@netcom.com) has written a progam which is best
described as a match equity calculator. Given: Match length, Score,
Gammon chances, Cube value, and wether the cube is on the last roll,
last two rolls, or a normal cube, the program will will calculate the
information shown in the sample screen shown below.

```                                     BLACK     WHITE      Menu
Input data                        ---------------------   -----
match length (2 - 25)          |    3    |    3    |   L) Match length
score (0 - 2)                  |    0    |    0    |   S) Score
cube value                     |    1    |         |   C) Cube value
chance of winning the game     |   35 %  |   65 %  |   W) Winning chance
chance of winning a gammon     |   20 %  |   20 %  |   G) Gammon chance
cube situation (1 - 3)         |    3    |    3    |   V) Cube situation
---------------------   N) New table
Static match winning chance with  ---------------------   X) Exit
no double this game            |  45.99% |  54.01% |   A) About demo
double and take                |  41.00% |  59.00% |
double and drop                |  60.44% |  39.56% |   Cube situations
double, take and redouble      |  35.00% |  65.00% |   ---------------
Dynamic data (game win %)         ---------------------   1) Last roll
minimum give point             |  50.00% |   N/A   |   2) Last two rolls
optimum give point             |  61.63% |   N/A   |   3) Normal cube
minimum take point             |   N/A   |  30.43% |
doubling window (size)         |  19.57% |  19.57% |   N/A = Not applicable.
---------------------
Strategy:  Black should not double.
His position is not strong enough.
```

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