• 2019 - Position 64

    XGID=aBBB--CaB---c-----bc-BAbcA:1:1:1:55:6:5:0:7:10

    Match Play. Double Match Point. How should Red play 55?

    If a gammon were a priority then bar/10, 22/17 would edge out the other plays.

    However, all Red needs to do is win the game and to that end he needs to get those rear checkers moving and preferably connected to each other. That means that bar/20, 21/16(2) for thee of the fives is clear.

    The difference between 20/15 and 22/17 is tiny with the former just getting the nod for the final five.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Apr 12 2019 5:58AM by Mackenzie

      My play is bar/10, 22/17. I want to bring a builder down to either hit White's blot or make a home board point, for which the 10-point is perfect. The remaining 5 was a toss-up between 22/17 or 21/16 for me, but I didn't see any good reason to break my anchor just yet. The former is weak to White's 55, but the latter is even weaker to White's crushing 44.

    • 2. Apr 12 2019 7:46AM by Leo

      I prefer bar/20,22/17, 21/16(2). Red has 4 checkers very disconnected from the rest and this freight needs to get moving. I think that is priority number one.

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