• 2019 - Position 143

    XGID=-BBBBbB-C---bB---a-c-cbb--:1:-1:1:63:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 63?

    A ‘Pay Me Now, Pay Me Later Problem’

    The key question here is White improving or not? The answer is that his board may now be at maximum potency. Next turn something may well have to give, and it will be easier/safer for Red to clear his mid-point.

    For this reason 8/2, 4/1 is the correct play. 13/4 is an error (just).

    Remember to analyse your opponent’s position before you make your decision.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Aug 8 2019 1:36AM by Ben

      12/4 looks right to me.

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