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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2021 - Position 216

Updated: Dec 21, 2021


Match Play. Red leads 4-1 to 7. How should Red play 62?

This is the follow up to Position 215 after Red doubled and White took.

For money 11/3* is correct but not at this score. If things go badly for Red the cube will be coming back very quickly and a gammon will cost him the match. Red should play with only one blot and move 12/6, 7/5.

Red will be hoping that White will have to crash his home board. Once that happens, he can be more aggressive. This position demonstrates why Red was wrong to double in Position 215. That active cube on 2 could come back to haunt him.

If Red had left the cube in the centre, it would have been a toss-up between 11/3* and 12/6 7/5 for this roll of 62.

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