WHEN DO YOU “COVER” ON THE BOARD? WHEN DO YOU “COVER” OFF THE BOARD?
“Cover” is used with the sense “to protect”. The fundamental question is WHEN to COVER A GOOD DISC??
Cover your Good Disc when you are Ahead.
Place another disc on the Board when you are Behind***
When you have the Hammer. Covering off the Board is more likely to permit you to Score two discs.
When Your Opponent has the Hammer. Covering off the Board is more likely to allow you to keep it.
EXCEPTION: When Your Opponent has the Hammer, and needs one disc for Game.
When Your Opponent needs to Score one disc for Game, you must Cover on the Board with a high disc. This may force him to try to kill your scores, and may keep him from advancing.
NOTE: The number of Points Your Opponent needs governs where you place your Cover. If he needs an 8 and you have a 7, you must Cover in the 7 or place another disc in the 7.
Before you can decide where to place your Cover you have to answer the following questions.
Who has the Hammer?
How does it Drift?
How many discs does he have?
How many discs do I have?
Posted by Stan McCormack. 2014 07 14.