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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2021 - Position 136

Updated: Aug 12, 2021


Unlimited Games. How should Red play 11?

“Four is more than you think”, to quote Kent Golding. You can make a case for shuffling Red’s checker around his bar point in many different ways but bar/24, 9/8, 6/4 is the strongest move here, despite leaving a direct shot.

Everything else is at least an error. This is an excellent learning problem. Most students don’t slot the 4-pt but now you know to follow the wise words of Mr. Goulding.

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