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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2021 - Position 213

Updated: Dec 16, 2021


Match Play. Red leads 3-1 to 5. How should Red play 33?

Red doesn’t have enough checkers in the zone, so a blitz is the wrong game plan. That means priming is the right idea. After the obvious 11/18(2) to block sixes, Red could play 11/5 but much better is 13/10(2), bringing two checkers closer to the zone in case a blitz can be executed.

That play also keeps the blot on the 11-pt as a builder for the 9-pt.

Any play other than 13/10(2), 11/8(2) is a bad blunder.

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