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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2020 - Position 54

Updated: Mar 26, 2020


Match Play. Red leads 3-2 to 5. How should Red play 51?

I had this position against Raj Jansari in a London League match. After long thought I played 22/16 to make sure I didn’t crash my position.

Sadly for me that was the wrong play. I should have obeyed Falafel’s Law and made my 5-pt with 10/5, 6/5, trapping three of his checkers behind a five-point prime. I was overly pessimistic about my chances. The cube is effectively out of play and I must win with my checker play.

22/16 is an error but not a blunder.

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