• 2019 - Position 92


    Money Play. How should Red play 33?

    At a point in time assets become liabilities and when playing against a back game it is crucial to know when to dismantle assets (points).

    That is very much the case here. Over the board Red woodenly played 10/7(2), 10/4 but that move is a 2.5 blunder. The correct play is 10/7, 6/3(3)*, dismantling the most difficult home board point, and hopefully giving time to Red to bear in the rest of his checkers.

    After that play Red is still not the favourite to win the game although he will come out ahead on equity due the percentage of gammons he wins.


    • 1. May 22 2019 6:58PM by Peder

      With a 31 i would risk 7/3*, but here 6/3*, 7/4, 10/4 is too inflexible. I would play 10/4, 10/7(2) and keep my fingers crossed for a non-one by White.

    • 2. May 22 2019 7:42PM by Leo

      For me, two candidate plays: Peder's play 10/4,10/7(2), or 6/3(3)*,10/7. The latter has the advantage of stopping the 3pt from being made, but the subsquent position looks quite awkward. I'd go with 10/4,10/7(2).

    • 3. May 23 2019 1:25AM by Mackenzie

      I'm most scared of that 2-3-5 backgame with excellent timing coming to fruition. The 3-point is also a point I would like to make. I'd try my luck with 6/3*(3), 10/7, but who knows; maybe it will be too difficult to bring the rest of the crew home that way.

    • 4. May 23 2019 3:18PM by Ben

      I believe Mackenzie has the right idea here. 6/3*;(3);10/7. If Red owned the 2 cube I would favor 10/7(3);6/3*

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