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where his five men are generally placed in his ad­versary's outer table, five men upon his adversary's ace, and three upon his adversary's quatre-point. And B to have two men upon his own six-point, likewise three upon his usual point in his outer table, two upon the point where his five are com­monly placed in his adversary's outer table, five upon his adversary's ace, and three men upon his adversary's trois-point. Who has the fairest chance to win the hit ?
Ans. A has ; because he is to play either an ace or a deuce from his adversary's ace-point, in order to make both those points as occasion offers ; and having the quatre-point in his adversary's tables, he may more easily bring those men away, and will also have a resting-place by the conve-niency of that point, which at all times in the game will give him an opportunity of running for the hit, or staying, if he think proper. Whereas B cannot so readily come trom the trois-point in his adversary's tables.
7. Suppose A and B place their men in the fol­lowing manner for a hit:—A to have three men upon his own six-point, three upon his usual point in his outer table, and nine men upon his adver­sary's ace, deuce, and trois-points, three upon each; and suppose B's men to be placed in the same order and manner. The result is, that the best player ought to win the hit; and the dice are to be thrown for, the situation being perfectly equal in A's and B's game. If A throw first, let him endeavour to gain his adversary's cinque-point ; when that is effected, let him lay as many blots as possible, to tempt B to hit him; for every time that B hits will be in A's favour, because it puts B backward ; and let A take up none of B's men for the same reason. A should always en-
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