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2019 - Position 188

By Chris Bray, Oct 14 2019 04:05PM

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Money Play. How should Red play 61?


Leo got this one spot on in his comment so I will reproduce it here:


“24/23, 13/7. Red wants to prime white's back checkers, so slotting looks like a good plan, especially as white has a blot in his own home board. Moving up to the 23-pt freezes white's 8-pt, so 4s as covers for the blot on the 4pt are not so potent.”


Over the board 24/23, 10/4 was played but that is far too weak. Red wants to make his bar-point so slotting it is correct. Remember that Red has doubled so he must win with the checkers. 24/23, 10/4 is virtually a blunder.







2 comments
Oct 15 2019 08:39AM by Leo

24/23,12/7. Red wants to prime white's back checkers, so slotting looks like a good plan, especially as white has a blot in his own home board. Moving up to the 23 pt freezes white's 8 pt, so 4s as covers for the blot on the 4pt are not so potent.

Oct 15 2019 02:55PM by Mackenzie

I think Leo nailed this one on the head.

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