• 2019 - Position 119

    XGID=---a--E-C--BbE---c-d-c-b--:0:0:1:12:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 21?

    This turns out to be a dead heat between 13/10 and 6/3*, proving both game plans are viable.

    The latter makes it more difficult for White to escape but does leave 14 shots instead of 6. The trade-off exactly balances out according to the rollout.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Jul 2 2019 2:45PM by Leo

      Red is way behind in the race and must contain white's back checker to win. 2/1 is a poor roll with that goal in mind. I would be tempted to hit with 6/3*, but being outboarded 3-1 I'd go for the more prosaic 13/10.

    • 2. Jul 2 2019 6:11PM by Peder

      13/10. With fewer men back and a weaker board, I'm inclined to play safe. However, despite fewer checkers back, Red is trailing in the race...

    • 3. Jul 2 2019 8:14PM by Mackenzie

      Most of the signs seem to point in the direction of safe play. I am equally as worried about White's 3-pt board as I am of their 12 checkers in the zone. However, 13/10 doesn't do much to accomplish the game plan of containment. Far from confident of this decision, I'll "attack a single checker" with 6/3*, leaving only 55 to escape next turn.

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