• 2019 - Position 172

    XGID=-A--bCDCB-B--------a-cbcd-:0:0:1:54:3:2:0:7:10

    Match Play. Red leads 3-2 to 7. How should Red play 54?

    7/3, 6/1 is the correct play here.

    What is remarkable is that 6/2, 6/1 is a blunder and not just an error. Keeping even on the high points seems to be more important than I had thought. 6/2, 6/1 needlessly leaves a bad 66 next turn.

    If you thought about playing 10/6, 10/5 for more than a nanosecond then I’m afraid it is back to school for you!

    2 Comments

    • 1. Sep 18 2019 9:13PM by Leo

      6/1,7/3. Cover the blot with one from the stack on the 6pt and slot the nearest point available looks like good technique.

    • 2. Sep 19 2019 9:04AM by Peder

      I agree with Leo. The really important thing is to keep the 10-point.

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