by David Levy
updated May 10, 1998
Cloris plays one checker six points (not counting the bar) and a second checker five points. They end up on the seven and six points respectively.
She is said to play tout a bas which means to play two checkers off the talon.
Damon rolls three-two.
The term tout d'une means playing a single checker from the talon corresopnding to the sum of the dice. Here playing a single checker to the twelve point, the coin de repos is not legal. As we will see, a player can only occupy the coin de repos with two checkers together. Also a player may not play to the opponent's coin de repos, so an opening six-six must be played tout a bas as well.
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