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2020 - Position 41

Updated: Mar 9


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Match Play. Red leads 6-1 (Crawford) How should Red play 61?


21/14, with duplication of 2’s may look attractive, but is a bad blunder.


Red is behind in the race and so he should hold on to his anchor for maximum long-term equity. The correct play is 13/7, 6/5. Now all of White’s sixes except 61 and 66 leave shots and 63 leaves two blots. After 21/14 White can play 13/4* with 63 which is quite a difference.

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