• 2019 - Position 42

    XGID=--dECCC-b-------A--cbbb---:1:-1:1:52:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 52?

    After a run of quite difficult problems this one is straightforward. Red is unlikely to get his rear checker home safely so he should go as far as he can now with 16/9. That leaves 13 shots, but he has plenty of chances even if he is hit and if not he is home free.

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    • 1. Mar 12 2019 10:43PM by Leo

      Pay now or pay later? Red can move 16/9, leaving 13 shots, play6/1,5/1, leaving 6 shots but further jeopardy later on or some kind of compromise play like 16/11,3/1 (17 shots). I'd bite the bullet and play 16/9. If not hit, I'm pretty much home and bearing off.

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