• 2019 - Position 76

    XGID=--B-CBBaA--Ad----d-d-B-AbA:0:0:1:64:0:0:1:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 64?

    Behind in the race but with the better board and structure, Red should be seeking contact in this position.

    This implies that he should play bar/21/15 rather than safetying either of his outer board blots.

    Bar/21, 11/5 is a bad error because it gives White total control of the outer boards while bar/21, 8/2 should not be played by any right-minded player!

    4 Comments

    • 1. Apr 29 2019 1:19PM by Leo

      Behind in the race, but with a stronger homeboard, red should maximize contact and attempt to establish some outfirld control. Bar/15.

    • 2. Apr 29 2019 6:22PM by Peder

      If you want to win the game, B/15 is the move. I also know that I make too many of those "winning" moves. Imagine 44!

    • 3. Apr 29 2019 9:01PM by Ben

      Bar/21; 11/5 makes White's 3/1,1/1 or 6/l awkward. These are the points Red doesn't want to see White make.

    • 4. Apr 29 2019 9:48PM by Mackenzie

      I think it's helpful for Red to tighten up in this position with 11/5. White has a fairly inflexible position, so allowing a double shot could give White just the time they need to set up a more favourable position. I prefer to wait and strike later.

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