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2020 -Position 40

Updated: Mar 5, 2020


XGID=-B-aB-C----BdB---cBcBaba--:0:0:1:65:0:0:3:0:10


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.

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