• 2019 - Position 185


    Money Play. How should Red play 41?

    Attacking here with 8/4*, 22/21 is too wide open.

    Red should play to establish a high anchor to equalise the game. The correct play is 24/20, 22/21. Any other play is at least an error.

    The key to this problem is selecting the right game plan.


    • 1. Oct 10 2019 9:22AM by Leo

      Red needs an advanced anchor, and while he has a home board advantage, this might be the time to try and get it. 24/20,22/21.

    • 2. Oct 10 2019 2:52PM by Peder

      8/4*, 22/21. When in doubt, send the marines!

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