Chris Bray Final logo

Welcome to my blog of interesting backgammon positions.


These will be posted more or less daily and also tweeted. As I add a new position I will give a  commentary for the previous one.


Follow me


Please leave your comments.


Readers are invited to send in their own positions for possible inclusion in Position of the Day to Chris.

2019 - Position 207

By Chris Bray, Nov 13 2019 06:50PM


Money Play. How should Red play 52?

Red should play with one blot so 13/11, 13/8 can be eliminated. !3/6 is also weak.

It is a choice between 24/17 and 24/22, 13/8. The latter gives free shots, i.e. very few return shots. Best is 24/22, 13/8 as if he is hit Red will nearly have a lot of return shots.

24/17 is a bad error but not a blunder.

Nov 13 2019 07:58PM by Peder

24/22, 13/8. This I would play on autopilot, and that makes me suspicous. But what else?

Nov 14 2019 09:07AM by Leo

For me the choice is between 24/17 and 24/22,13/8. If I was ahead in the race, I'd go for running all the way. As it is, 24/22,13/8 looks better.

Add a comment
* Required
RSS Feed

Web feed

Position of the Day header thin