• 2019 - Position 59


    Money Play. How should Red play 62?

    I often see this misplayed so thought I would include in position of the Day. 24/22, 13/7 is the wrong idea. Red’s position will be difficult to improve and meanwhile he will have two checkers stuck behind a four-point prime and not even at the edge of the prime.

    Also, he is ahead in the race so he should race. 22/16 is the correct 6 and then he should play 24/22 with the 2 to keep the rear checkers connected.

    24/22, 13/7 is nearly blunder and 22/14 is a true blunder.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Apr 4 2019 8:26PM by Leo

      24/16. I think this is better than stripping the midpoint with 13/7 and anchoring up 24/22.

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