• 2018 - Position 208

    XGID=-----dCaB--B-BA-bbbbAbABA-:0:0:1:61:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 61?

    Hitting here is relatively pointless. Red should advance his anchor with 23/22 and then use the six to leap White’s four-point prime with 20/14.

    Any other play is a blunder or worse and 14/7* is nearly a double blunder. Remember, have a plan and play to it unless the dice change the plan for you.

    23/22, 20/14 gives Red a good 3-pt game and command of the outer boards. At the moment that is the best plan available.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Dec 4 2018 6:00PM by Ben

      20/14; 23/22 looks a bit stodgy & unimaginqtive. However, long term, I think this play will afford Red

      20/14; 23/22.

    • 2. Dec 4 2018 6:04PM by Ben

      the long term structure he needs.

    • 3. Dec 5 2018 7:04AM by Peder

      This looks more like Nackgammon, a game I have no experience of. I want to fight for the Golden Point, so 13/7* looks right. The one is more difficult. 11/10 is interesting, playing for a massive backgame. However, I don't think the botgods will approve. So I just improve my anchor, 13/7*, 23/22.

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