Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Pipped" = notched

Saw Poker After Dark on the Tivo-equivalent a few nights ago and I think it was David Williams' KT versus Annie Duke's QT on a T high board. After the hand she said she was "pipped" which makes a lot of sense to me and I'm not sure why I hadn't heard and/or thought of it before. Yet another poker/backgammon demographic crossover moment.

11 comments:

royalbacon said...

What does "pipped" mean in backgammon?

Marshall said...

I think I like 'notched' better.

Sushi Cowboy said...

A pip is a unit of moves you have left to bear off your pieces. So if you have 4 rocks on your five point your pip count is 20. Comparing pip counts gives you a rough idea of how ahead or behind you are versus your opponent (though there are other factors).

jtrey333 said...
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jtrey333 said...

I *heart* Annie Duke. Anyone want to see my picture with her?

Marshall said...

I hate it that I let my damn gf take a pic with you and stupid Annie Duke, then you go showing it to everyone on the net..gawd.

jason said...

Cool picture Jeh, who is the other girl, she looks alot like Angelina Jolie but I'm sure it can't be her.

I didn't know you were such a famous poker player.

Sushi Cowboy said...

That would be Jeh being a "player," not being a poker player.

Btw, those are big cans in the picture.

jtrey333 said...

Yep, Angelina Jolie. Brad Pitt is the one taking the pic.

Andrew said...

I don't think "pipped" here is borrowed from backgammon so much as it's a reference to pips on a playing card, e.g. 8 small clubs on the face of the 8 of clubs, which would thus "pip" or "out-pip" the 7 of clubs in a kicker situation.

Andrew said...

I don't think "pipped" here is borrowed from backgammon so much as it's a reference to pips on a playing card, e.g. 8 small clubs on the face of the 8 of clubs, which would thus "pip" or "out-pip" the 7 of clubs in a kicker situation.