2020 - Position 22
Updated: Feb 6
Match Play. 0-0 to 7. How should Red play 65?
It looks as if Red should play 9/3, 8/3 but that leaves an ugly structure and no pressure on White’s checkers on his mid-point and 11-pt.
Much better is 23/18, 9/3. Securing White’s bar-point is the key to the position. White is unlikely to hit two checkers and by securing the bar-point red will always have an escape route to recirculate checkers.
Making the 3-pt is a 1-5 blunder yet many would make that move on automatic.