Between my daughter’s wedding and the SHG dice issue I have not been posting much on the subject of Backgammon Boot Camp. Of course I have also not been getting very far with the book. Hopefully I will get back on track now, and I will start with a rather simply post.
Neither duplication or diversification are difficult concepts to grasp. The real difficulty seems to come in seeing and applying them in the course of a game. It seems the other clear warning, from Trice and others as well, is not to go “duplication happy.” I am thinking that the best way to do this is to follow the general rule that you should not make a play simply because of duplication. However, if you are either stuck with having to leave blots, or have a play that has several advantages but presents some risk than duplication can be very helpful.
There are some articles on duplication at http://www.bkgm.com/articles/page03.html#duplication, I think the one by Kit Woolsey is the most helpful.