• 2010 - Position 111

    XGID=--ABbBBB---BbB----Be-bbb--:0:0:1:43:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 43?

    Once you decide not to break your board with 5/2, 5/1 the choice is between 11/8, 11/7 and 13/6.

    This is a difficult choice and playing on automatic I would choose 13/6. The rollouts give the edge to 11/8, 11/7, probably because to hit White has to give the security of his anchor.

    It is a close call between the two plays. The key to the position is to keep the purity of the home board. Keeping four stripped outer board points is not feasible so one of them has to go. Ergo, 11/8, 11/7 it is.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Jun 19 2019 6:33PM by Leo

      13/6. This gives red some flexibility if not hit on the next roll. I also like 11/7,11/8. Maybe it'a a toss up between these plays?

    • 2. Jun 19 2019 8:13PM by Mackenzie

      My play would be 13/6. I don't want to break the 18-point, and I feel like it would be hard to follow up 11/7, 11/8 if White does not hit nor break one of the points on Red's half of the board.

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