• 2019 - Position 22

    XGID=-bDBCACb-----B-a-a-bcca---:0:0:1:31:6:4:1:7:10

    (a) Match Play. Red leads 6-4 to 7 (Crawford). How should Red play 31?

    (b) Money Play. How should Red play 31?

    At the match score you want to make the play that wins the most games, irrespective of type. That play is 13/10, 6/5 but only by a tiny margin over the more prosaic 6/3, 5/4. It is very difficult to analyse two such different plays over the board and experience of such positions is vital. If White’s 3-pt were already made 6/3, 5/4 would be very clear.

    For money and with access to the cube (for both players) the more active play 13/10, 6/5 is correct by a long way due to the gammons that play generates. In this instance 6/3, 5/4 would be a bad error.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Feb 9 2019 2:35PM by Peder

      I guess there should be a difference, but I don't see it. 13/10,6/5 is my answer to both A and B.

    • 2. Feb 9 2019 3:54PM by Ben

      Exactly my sentiments, Peder. 13/10;6/5.

    • 3. Feb 9 2019 7:00PM by Leo

      Ditto. 13/10.6/5.

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