2020 -Position 40
Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Money Play. How should Red play 65?
The two blots in White’s home board allow Red some freedom to play to develop his position.
Over the board Red played, 11/6, 11/5 but he can take more risk than that. On an initial evaluation XG likes 13/8, 13/7 by a long way but the rollouts tell a different story.
Now 13/8, 13/7 is tied with 20/9. The former play gives up the mid-point, but the latter gives up the golden point. It would seem the trade-off breaks even so either move is correct. Whichever you choose the idea is to develop Red’s position while White is weak.