2019 - Position 208
By Chris Bray, Nov 14 2019 06:10PM
Money Play. How should Red play 11?
The key here is to make the checkers work. Red needs his 4-pt so 6/4 seems obvious and carries very little risk. Then either 12/11, 2/1 or 2/1(2) are both OK with the other two aces.
Over the board 12/10, 6/5, 2/1 was tried but that is a surprisingly bad error. That 4-point needs to be slotted now.
2/1*, 8/5. Fours to cover, fives and sixes to escape.I think it's important not to fall for 3/1(3)*
I meant 2/1(3)* of course. The solid five-prime is an asset.
Nothing to add to what Peder has already said except that red should have doubled before rolling.
White's position is by no means threatening, so put your checkers where they belong. 6/4,2/1,12/11.