• 2019 - Position 105

    XGID=----bBE-C--BeB---a-c-bb-A-:0:0:1:31:6:6:0:7:10

    Match Play. Double Match Point. How should Red play 31?

    This is close between 24/20 and 24/23, 6/3 But trying to escape the rear checker with 24/20 wins by small margin.

    When ahead in the race, race, as you may have heard me say before!

    4 Comments

    • 1. Jun 11 2019 3:55PM by Leo

      24/20. Ahead in the race, red's major weakness is the disconnected back checker. Get it moving now before it's too late.

    • 2. Jun 11 2019 5:11PM by Mackenzie

      It is always a bit nerve-wracking to put a lone checker on the 20-point when builders are nearby, but I think it must be the right idea here. It's not going to get any easier! I think this would be correct for money as well.

    • 3. Jun 12 2019 8:49AM by Peder

      6/5, 6/3. Why provoke action with a weaker board and fewer checkers back? Stay back or run is my maxim for positions like this.

    • 4. Jun 12 2019 1:50PM by Ben

      24/20 likely represents Red's best opportunity to escape his rear checker.

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