• 2018 - Position 157

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    Match Play. Red trails 2-4 to 7. How should Red play 21?

    For money there is virtually no difference between 6/3 and 3/off. However, at the match score gammons are more useful to Red than they are to White and so Red should make the play that wins more gammons.

    That play is 3/off. 6/3 is a bad error. Never forget just how important the match score is in backgammon.

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