• 2019 - Position 10

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    Money Play. How should Red play 11?

    At Double Match Point Red would try 6/3*, 3/1, trying to get a playable back game.

    In this money game Red must have an attack of common sense and try to limit his loss to a single game. The best move to achieve that is 23/22, 6/5(3). Remarkably he will still win 8% of the time after that play.

    Sometimes you just have to wave a white flag and this is one of them.

    4 Comments

    • 1. Jan 15 2019 6:03PM by Leo

      This looks like a pretty hopeless situation for red, and the main goal should be to minimize losses. Pointing on white's checker is not the way forward. I'd play 23/22, 6/5(3) or 23/22, 3/1,2/1. Hopefully with these plays gammons will be minimized.

    • 2. Jan 15 2019 7:45PM by Peder

      I guess the best move to win is 6/4*, 3/1, but that's a DMP play. Under the circumstances, I agree to 23/22, 6/5(3).

    • 3. Jan 16 2019 12:55AM by Ben

      Red looks like a whipped puppy here to me. So, why not at least try to have some fun? 6/4*; 3/1 affords Red at least an opportunity to double anchor here & perhaps become a pest to White as White bears in. After all, BG is JUST a game!

    • 4. Jan 17 2019 9:37AM by Leo

      What's more fun, Ben, losing a gammon or losing a single game? If you'd like to play some bg for reasonable stakes, I'd be happy to entertain you!

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