2020 - Position 114
Updated: Jun 25
Money Play. How should Red play 53?
There are two things Red should not do:
1) Break the five-point prime to hit with the 5.
2) Slot the back of the prime with 17/9 – too many gammon losses.
Red should get good outer board coverage with two intentions.
1) Making the 9-pt naturally
2) Bringing a checker on to the top of five-point prime and then use that checker to hit on the 3-pt.
The two best plays are 20/15, 17/14 and 20/15, 13/10. Everything is at least a blunder.