reduce the opponents' entry-creating possibilities by playing low on a high card or high on a low card (e.g., If North, dummy, holds ace-jack, and South, declarer, holds queen-ten, West, with king-deuce, can counter South's plays by playing the king on the ten or the deuce on the queen, in each case denying a second entry to dummy in the suit).
A stone that is in a scoring position.
a -lead carried out just as one is attacked, the object being to block (parry) the blow and land on the opponent at the same time
One of the men or checkers used in the game of Backgammon. Also known as a stone, checker or marker.
Any stone in the house or touching the ring surrounding the house that may be worth a point.
a playing piece, also known as a man or checker chouette a way of playing backgammon with more than two players, by having one player--the player "in the box"--play against a team of two or more other players. The team has a captain who resolves disagreements over where to move. If the team wins, the captain becomes the player in the box; if the team loses, the player in the box continues playing against the team and the team gets a new captain. If the team doubles, it does so as a unit; if the player in the box doubles, each team member may decide individually whether to accept or pass. close out (also called shut out) a position in which one player controls all six points in the opponent's inner board and the opponent has at least one counter on the bar, in such a situation the opponent cannot move until at least one point becomes open come in see enter control a point have at least two counters on a point, preventing the opponent from landing there control the cube have possession of the doubling cube; same as "own the cube"
Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones
Same as checker, stone or men. The piece moved on the board.
The counter to a move is simply the move(s) a wrestler can use to counteract it, for example a shove in the back would be the counter to the Stone Cold Stunner.