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Backgammon Terms starting with 'N'

Naturally - To make a point naturally (without slotting or with builders). Rolling a 3-1 is a way to make the 5 pt. naturally.

Neil's Numbers - A set of numbers developed by Neil Kazaross to help calculate Match Equity based on the current match score. The winner's probability of winning is 50% + the lead multiplied by Neil's Number. Points Trailer Needs 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Neil's Number 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

Non-Contact Game - The race. Both sides have effectively side stepped their opponents checkers and now have the sole objective of bearing them all off. The player ahead in the race prefers a non-contact game.

Nullo Play - Making a play that does nothing positive and is not better than any other possibility. Usually a big error. When you do absolutely nothing constructive when you had better options, it is a nullo play.

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