• 2019 - Position 83


    Match Play. Red leads 6-2 (Crawford). How should Red play 22?

    For money there is nothing to choose between 8/6, 8/4, 5/3 and 5/1, 3/1(2). The former wins more gammons, but the latter wins more games.

    At the match score Red only needs to win the game so 5/1, 3/1(2) is the correct move and 8/6, 8/4, 5/3 is an error.

    The trick, of course, is to see 5/1, 3/1(2) as a candidate play.


    • 1. May 8 2019 4:14PM by Peder

      I simply can't resist 5/1, 3/1(2). Once you see it, it speaks for itsself!

    • 2. May 9 2019 7:33AM by Leo

      I made my play before looking at Peder's comments, and would have played 8/6,8/4,5/3. Having seen his analysis, I entirely agree that 5/1, 3/1(2) is superior.

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