Prepare yourself for this interesting event by getting some experience. Gamer Cafe Software has taken its neural-net based MonteCarlo Backgammon Player and modified it to play Backgammon-To-Lose.
MonteCarlo wasn't trained to play backgammon this way, so its play isn't very strong in the opening, but atleast you will be able to develop some strategies of your own after just a few games.
Backgammon-To-Lose is completely FREE. So give it a try!
(Runs only on Windows 95 and Windows NT)