Jai-Alai Question of the Week

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#54 - Do you play second round runouts?

Posted on August 23, 2004 at 09:22:23 AM by Tiger

We've discussed runouts before. For example, in a 7-point game:

But, when we get into the second round, any team that gets up will need no more than 4 wins to bag the game.

#8, #1 and #2 each have a 50% chance of being one of the first teams to play for double points. #8 would have 1 point, #1 or #2 would have 0 points, in this instance. So, #8 would be 3 points from a win, #1 or #2 would be 4 points away from a win. Again, in this particular instance:

After each point, the next team up will be no more than 4 points away, and so forth. So, the chances of a second round runout are pretty good.

Do you play this angle (and think about how the already-awarded points could be spread) when you're picking your tris?


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