• 2019 - Position 131

    XGID=-a-b-cE-C--BdB---aBbb--A--:0:0:1:62:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 62?

    Red could try to be cute here by playing 23/15 without hitting but it is more important to get those checkers on his 6-pt on to the field of battle in what is likely to be a long game.

    23/17*, 6/4 is the right play. 23/15 is actually a blunder as it takes no tempo from White and fails to develop Red’s position.

    4 Comments

    • 1. Jul 22 2019 2:37PM by Peder

      The first move that comes to mind is 23/17*, 6/4. Red should build his position without giving too much away.

    • 2. Jul 22 2019 3:34PM by Ben

      I like 23/21:21/15 here. I think we want to avoid giving White the opportunity to triple anchor here.

    • 3. Jul 22 2019 6:59PM by Mackenzie

      I think Red really needs to get those checkers on the 5-pt into play, one way or another. I'll go with 23/17*, 6/4.

    • 4. Jul 22 2019 7:58PM by Leo

      Ditto. 23/17*,6/4

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