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.
the final stage of a backgammon game when the opponents' checkers have passed each other and have no further contact
(American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
A strategy employed by a player who is significantly ahead in the race and tries to bring his checkers home and bear them off with little or no interaction with the opponent's checkers.
a) strategy by which one's only strategy becomes focused on moving checkers to the home board and bearing them off as quickly as possible. Consider it when you're ahead in the game. b) The portion of the game as signified by the disengagement of one's checkers from one's opponents'. Search
Situation where there is very little contact, if any, left between players. Both are just trying to move their checkers to their home boards as quickly as possible and bear them off.