• 2019 - Position 79


    Money Play. How should Red play 66?

    Over the board the brute force 13/7(2)*/1(2)* was tried with the idea of giving Red time to escape his rear checker. That move is not quite an error, but the priming approach is the correct game plan.

    Either of 14/2(2)* or 14/8(2), 13/17(2)* is better. The former wins more games, but the latter wins more gammons. After all this is a prime versus prime position so build a prime. Even 14/2*, 13/7(2)* is fine.


    • 1. May 2 2019 3:35PM by Peder

      I like the priming approach 13/7(2)*, 14//8(2). It is true that Red is way ahead, but that is compensated by White having three checkers back.

    • 2. May 2 2019 4:41PM by Ben

      I favor 14/8*(2). If White fans, Red has many more numbers working for him. The prime is quite nice but it puts terrific pressure on Red to roll an immediate 1/6 or risk collapsing.

    • 3. May 2 2019 5:27PM by Ben

      I remain confused regarding the commentary on position#78 of 5/01/19. Does White have a take or not? Do the gammon threats of 30% make the position a pass?

      I am also amused by the fact that the position is no double for $$$$ even with eleven checkers in the zone.

    • 4. May 2 2019 5:37PM by Ben

      My suggested play lacks proper nactation. I favor 14/8(2); 8/2*(2).

    • 5. May 3 2019 5:52AM by Leo

      13/7(2)*,14/8(2) - The priming approach looks best here. As already commented by Peder, white has three checkers behind the prime as opposed to red's one.

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