Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Nikolay
How Backgammon Software Can Help Your Game?
Over the last decade there has been a huge improvement to the processing power of the modern day PCs. This has allowed complex analyzing software to be available to the everyday user.
In the backgammon field this means that every backgammon player that has a fast enough computer can use Backgammon Analytical Programs to improve his play. Backgammon Software allows everybody to test and improve their skills versus the strongest backgammon skill level in the world. It is no secret that the modern Backgammon programs are able to play at a better level than any human alive.
Almost all online backgammon sites and rooms allow players to save every played Match, Single Game or Tournament as a file on the computer. This way players can import these files in the analytical programs and find mistakes in their game. This is a great opportunity for a player to improve his skill level drastically over a short period. Players that have a big enough amount of saved games can find reoccurring mistakes that are costing a lot of money in the long run.
Two Backgammon Programs Everybody Should Have
The best and strongest Backgammon program for analysis is ExtremeGammon 2. The speed and strength of ExtremeGammon 2 – XG2 has been proven by many studies. XG2 has the richest feature set allowing a player to play a game with clock, automatic doubles, maximum double cube, with help from software during play to eliminate big mistakes and etc. ExtremeGammon 2 is however paid. If you are serious enough about earning money from backgammon on the internet the $60 price tag will be nothing for you. You will return this investment very fast because ExtremeGammon 2 will help you become a better player over a short period. XG2 also offers a 14 day trial to test it and see if the software is what you have expected.
The second best software is GNUBG. It’s performance is close to XG2 but has less game options. Clock and a limit of the doubling cube are not available. But there is a reason for that. GNUBG is open source and free. Developers aren’t as active as the one of ExtremeGammon 2 but still if you are short on money and can live with the lower speed and strength of GNUBG this software is for you.