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Backgammon Terms starting with 'R'

Recube Vig (or Re-cube Vigorish) - This is the value of the cube ownership by the player who is being offered the cube, for if he/she calculates the position merits a take, then this player could have a strong re-double at a later stage in the game.

Runners - The two checkers that are situated on the opponent's 1-point (your 24 point) at the start of a game.

Runner (Back Man) - The checker(s) furthest away from your home board. Also, a checker on the bar or in the opponent's home board.

Rolling Prime - Advancing the prime forward by use the men from the rear.

Roll Out - To estimate the equity of a position by collecting the results of playing it out many times using different random dice rolls.

Return Shot - When hitting an opponent and leaving checkers open, the possibility that exists for him to hit you back on his next roll of the dice.

Refuse a Double (Drop) - To resign the present game at the current wager by refusing to take a double from your opponent who is offering to play on at twice the stakes.

Running Game (Forward Game) - When there is no further contact to be made in the game because the players' checkers have passed each other and it has become a dash to see who will get them home and bear them off first.

Re-Double - After the cube has been offered and accepted, a further cube action is called a re-double.

Racing Position (Break Contact or No Contact) - When no further hitting or blocking is possible because both players have move the last of their checkers passed each other's are proceeding towards the end of the game.

Race - When there is no further contact to be made in the game because the players' checkers have passed each other and it has become a dash to see who will get them home and bear them off first.

Raccoon - An instantaneous re-double by the player who just accepted a Beaver.

Reference Position - A position where the value is known and is used in helping to evaluate comparable positions.

Re-Enter (Enter) - To play a man from the bar point into the home board of the opponent according to the dice roll.

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