• 2019 - Position 103

    XGID=-bCbDCBCa---a--------bbbc-:1:-1:1:32:0:0:3:0:10

    Money Play. How should play 32?

    A relatively easy one. Over the board it’s just too easy to play on automatic and move 7/2 but that leaves Red open to catastrophic rolls of 65 and 54 next turn.

    Even if hit after 7/4, 7/5 Red is very unlikely to lose with the state of White’s home board.

    7/5, 7/4 wins more games and more gammons. What more do you want? An remember, don’t play on automatic!

    2 Comments

    • 1. Jun 7 2019 4:55PM by Peder

      Easiest problem of the year! OTB I would, like most sane people, play 7/2. Since it's a quiz it has to be 7/4,7/5. I have used this idea of giving a shot voluntarily, but never a double shot!

    • 2. Jun 8 2019 6:13AM by Leo

      Once again, Peder has got there before me and pretty much used my exact same words! OTB I'd play 7/2, and as a quiz problem I'd play 7/4,7/5. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that white's board is broken and the blots in the outfield aren't close to their home board yet making it safer to to volunteer a double shot now rather than a roll or two later.

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