• 2018 - Position 213

    XGID=a--BdBCBB--Ab----b-cB-c-A-:1:-1:1:52:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 52?

    The technique in such positions is to get the rear checkers moving and keep them connected, i.e. within six pips of each other. The reason is that if White enters and hits a Red checker then there will normally be return shots for Red.

    For this reason, 20/15, 20/18 is superior to 20/13 (which is just technically an error).

    3 Comments

    • 1. Dec 11 2018 8:28PM by Leo

      Red is ahead in the race and white is on the bar, so I think this is the time to get the back checkers moving. I can't decide between 20/13 and 20/18,20/15. Perhaps there isn't too much difference, but I'd go for 20/18, 20/15, keeping all 3 checkers connected.

    • 2. Dec 12 2018 12:30AM by Ben

      I like Leo's thnking here. I have a slight preference, however, for 20/13 hoping to make the 10point or the 9 point next time. 20/13 also dupes aces.

    • 3. Dec 12 2018 8:05AM by Peder

      I prefer 20/18, 20/15. There is a third play on the same theme, not mentioned above, namely 20/15, 11/9, but that looks like an overplay.

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