2019 - Position 219
By Chris Bray, Dec 2 2019 03:03PM
Match Play. Red leads 5-4 to 7. How should Red play 42?
Kill or be killed? That is the question. Bar/21, 5/3 is the passive play but bar/21, 6/4* is the right play.
It swaps 22% gammon losses for 13% extra wins so despite the score and the fact that a gammon for White wins him the match it is still the right play. The passive play is an error but not a blunder.
B/21, 6/4*. It's clearly the best move to win the game. When it backfires, it will cost many gammons, but it's more fun to play to win.
Hello everybody. At last I can take part!
QF says 6/4* but as a gammon loses the match perhaps discretion with 5/3 is advisable on this occasion, while preserving the 5 point board to contain a potential future hit. There's still a lot to do even after 6/4*-dance.