• 2019 - Position 46

    XGID=-b---BD-D---dC----bc--bbB-:0:0:1:43:0:0:3:0:10

    Match Play. Red trails 3-5 to 7. How should Red play 54?

    For money it is clear that the correct play is 21/16, 13/9, playing to prime the two rear White checkers. However, at this score, gammons are very valuable to Red as they win the match for him. That means that 7/2*, 6/2 must be given serious consideration.

    Over the board I would choose the hitting play. The rollout has 21/16, 13/9 as better by 0.005. With that sort of difference, I am definitely hitting. How about you?

    2 Comments

    • 1. Mar 18 2019 9:16PM by Leo

      Priming or blitzing? I'm not sure, but over the board I'd go for 7/2,6/2* to increase my gammon chances and win the match outright.

    • 2. Mar 19 2019 4:53PM by Ben

      I didn't even see Leo's play here but I like it, especially having doubled.

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