• 2018 - Position 98

    XGID=--A--BDBA---bB-a-d-cc-bAB-:0:0:1:51:2:6:1:7:10

    Match Play. Red trails 2-6 (Crawford). How should Red play 51?

    For money, with Red holding the cube, the correct ace would be 24/23, reducing the percentage of gammons lost.

    At Crawford, gammons are irrelevant and Red needs to maximise contact and therefore his winning chances, and so he must keep the ace-point anchor. 23/18 helps to preserve his timing and after that 6/5 looks to be the logical way to play the ace.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Jun 12 2018 2:53PM by Ben

      I believe 24/23;8/3 is the right idea here. But I'm not sure. A tough decision.

    • 2. Jun 12 2018 3:37PM by Peder

      I want to stay in the game until the end, so i play 6/5. The five is trickier, the pure 13/8 or the action play 23/18? I think It's a tossup.

    • 3. Jun 13 2018 5:39AM by Leo

      23/18,6/5. Lets try and connect the back checkers and create further contact with white. Smoothing the 6 point seems the most useful 1.

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