2019 - Position 199
By Chris Bray, Oct 29 2019 06:07PM
Money Play. How should Red play 22?
This position came up in a lesson this week and we discussed the merits of (a) 13/5 (b) 24/18, 5/3 (c) 18/16, 11/5 and (d) 24/18, 13/11.
There was no clear favourite and 13/5 was played.
In fact, all four moves are within 0.010 equity points of each other so the decision should rest on your playing style and that of your opponent.
Sometimes in backgammon there is no clearly correct play. This position is a good example of that concept.
22 normally produces many different possibilities. my choice is 13/5.
24/18, 13/11 is more in my style.
interesting one...even race I'd like to anchor on the 18 pt here so I'll use 3 of them for 24/18. Then i guess it's either 13/11 or 5/3. 5/3 looks ugly and with the anchor and no board for white i'd say prepare to make the 5 with 13/11 and have some fun in a blot hitting contest if the 1 comes up ;-)