2020 - Position 199
Updated: Nov 9
Money play. How should Red play 43?
All of Red’s checkers on his own side of the board are doing a very good job and don’t need to move.
Meanwhile White has a broken five-point prime which is very strong. Five-point primes need to be leapt and this one is no exception. The correct play by quite some way is 21/14. With Five checkers on Red’s side of the board White is unlikely to be able to mount a full-scale attack and when he does attack Red should get plenty of return shots.
21/14 is a poor second and 9/5, 8/5 a third. Anything other than 21/14 is at least an error.