• 2017 - Position 182

    XGID=-b-CBCB-BA--b------bbbcbB-:0:0:1:65:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should Red play 65?

    Sixes don’t grow on trees so 9/3, 8/3 (how ugly is that?) is an octuple blunder. Even 9/4, 8/2 is a septuple blunder.

    The choice is between 24/13 and 24/18, 9/4. The former leaves three blots while the latter leaves only two and creates meaningful duplication of sixes. It is the correct play. 24/13 is rated as a small error.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Oct 9 2017 7:16PM by Peder

      I would play 24/13 and hope for the best.

    • 2. Oct 10 2017 3:51PM by Leo

      Ditto. It can't be right to stay back. Make a run for it now. 24/13.

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