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2021 - Position 161

Updated: Sep 27



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Unlimited Games. How should Red play 64?


Take the asset with 13/7*, 11/7, or gain in the race, but with lots of return shots, with 20/10*?


It turns out not to be close at all. The long-term asset outweighs the hit by a considerable margin, so much so that, perhaps surprisingly the hit is a blunder.


Red’s game plan is a mixture of attack and prime and 13/7*, 11/7 leaves his options open while acquiring a solid three-point prime. Taking the bar-point also give White some awkward entering numbers such as 61, 62 and 52.


An instructive position.





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