2021 - Position 91
Updated: May 19
Match Play. Red leads 4-2 to 5 (post-Crawford). How should Red play 54?
An awkward roll for Red. He needs to put the second White checker on the bar with 6/1* to gain a tempo and also to force White forward.
After that, 11/7 is the best four as it starts the useful bar-point which will be used as a landing spot for Red’s checkers as they come home. This is much more useful than 13/9.