Table 1
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
31 
32 
33 
34 
35 
36 
41 
42 
43 
44 
45 
46 
51 
52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
61 
62 
63 
64 
65 
66 
 There are 11 ways in which a
specified number may be thrown;
hence the chance of throwing a 5
is 11 in 36 (simple odds 94)
 There are two ways in which a
combination of two ordinary
numbers may be thrown; hence the
chance of throwing a 2 and a 1
(21 or 12) is twon in 36 (simple
odds 171)
 There is only one way in which a
particular double may be thrown;
hence the chance of throwing 55
is one in 36 (simple odds 351)
Table 2 shows the exact odds, the
simplified odds and the percentage
chance of being able to move a
specific number of points (provided
that your opponent has not blocked any
of them along the way).
Table 2
Number of points
to be moved 
Throws against /
for 
Simple odds 
% Chance 
1 
25/1 
94 
31% 
2 
24/12 
21 
33% 
3 
22/14 
32 
39% 
4 
21/15 
75 
42% 
5 
21/15 
75 
42% 
6 
19/17 
98 
47% 
7 
30/6 
51 
17% 
8 
30/6 
51 
17% 
9 
31/5 
61 
14% 
10 
33/3 
111 
8% 
11 
34/2 
171 
5.5% 
12 
33/3 
111 
8% 
15 
35/1 

3% 
16 
35/1 

3% 
18 
35/1 

3% 
20 
35/1 

3% 
24 
35/1 

3% 
It is absolutely essential for a
player to be familiar with table 2,
and it is particularly important to be
aware of the true chances of success
or failure when offering or refusing a
double. If a player is ignorant of the
possible consequences of throwing any
particular roll (i.e. a particular
combination of dice), he will be at a
decided disadvantageespecially if his
opponent is aware of them.
