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2020 - Position 98

Updated: Jun 2


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Money Play. How should Red play 43?


Over the board I played 5/2, 5/1 but upon initial analysis XG didn’t like the play, preferring the pay-me-now play of 13/6.

However, on a long rollout my original 5/2, 5/1 is proved to be correct, albeit by only 0.025.

I think the combination of White’s four-and-a-half-point home board and the fact that the remaining blot on the mid-point might not get to safety next turn just swings it in favour of the safe play.

A useful reference position.

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