2020 - Position 39
Updated: Mar 4
Money Play. How should Red play 21?
Hopefully nobody chose bar/23, 18/17*!
The choice is between bar/24, 8/6, the very safe play, and bar/24, 6/4*.
The latter may seem anti-thematic but if the blot is hit it does give Red the chance to create an anchor in White’s home board, something that is unlikely after the very safe play.
In fact, both strategies give identical equities, so which ever play you chose you were correct.