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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2019 - Position 231


Money Play. How should Red play 43?

Without education from the bots we would just shuffle the outfield blots with something like 21/14.

The bots gave us a fundamental lesson in how to play these positions.

Red wants to build a full prime from his 11-pt to his 6-pt to force White to crack his home board, rendering it useless. However, Red is ahead of himself and he risks White keeping his timing for any number of different back games. The only correct play is 6/2, 4/1!! Not a move you would ever find without understanding the modern theory of back games.

If you have never seen this type of play before please make note of the technique and reuse it.

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