2021 - Position 102
Updated: Jun 11
Unlimited Games. How should Red play 62?
I don’t often post binary choice problems, but Red got this wrong over the board so I thought I would make an exception. Red played bar/23, 8/2 which is a blunder.
Despite the triple shot bar/23 13/7 is correct. Red will get significant return shots on the vast majority of White hits because of White’s stripped points, and it is important for Red to maintain the integrity of his block against White’s anchor.
Once you play bar/23, 13/7 it looks obvious but over the board it is easy to talk yourself into bar/23, 8/2.