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Backgammon Terms starting with 'J'

Jacoby Rule - Invented by Oswald Jacoby. This rule is used in money play and states that unless either player has accepted a double, gammons and backgammons will count only as a single game. The rule eliminates situations where a player has passed up the opportunity to double and therefore speeds up play. It actually encourages him to double at the right time.

Jellyfish - A medium strength computer program developed by neural networks that plays and analyzes positions and entire matches.

Jeopardy - The potential to have awkward rolls on an upcoming turn.

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