2020 - Position 142
Updated: Aug 7, 2020
Match Play. Double Match Point. How should Red play 43?
We are taught not to give up a perfect home board but here is the exception that proves the rule.
White is stripped in the outer boards and the next roll could be pivotal. Therefore, both 20/13 and 13/6 are errors.
Red should not kill checkers but simply play 5/1, 4/1. Those points can be remade. Meanwhile White is now under pressure to perform which is just what Red wants. 7/4, 5/1 and 7/3, 4/1 are also OK.