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2021 - Position 153

Updated: Sep 15



XGID=-aBBbABbC----B-Bb--c-bb-aA:1:1:1:22:4:0:0:7:10


Match Play. Red leads 4-0 to 7. How should Red play 22?


The pure play is bar/23, 13/11(2), 8/6 but being hit on his 5-pt may cost Red his racing lead and White’s home board is as strong as Red’s.


Leading in the match and with the cube already on 2 indicates a level of caution should be applied.


The correct move here is bar/23, 13/11(2), 5/3. For once discretion is the better part of valour. Everything else is a blunder.


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