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Cube Handling In Backgammon Money Games Under a Jump Model

@article{Higgins2012CubeHI,
  title={Cube Handling In Backgammon Money Games Under a Jump Model},
  author={Mark G. Higgins},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  year={2012}
}
  • M. G. Higgins
  • Published 26 March 2012
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Applications
A variation on Janowski's cubeful equity model is proposed for cube handling in backgammon money games. Instead of approximating the cubeful take point as an interpolation between the dead and live cube limits, a new model is developed where the cubeless probability of win evolves through a series of random jumps instead of continuous diffusion. Each jump is drawn from a distribution with zero mean and an expected absolute jump size called the "jump volatility" that can be a function of game… 

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