2022 - Position 33
Updated: Feb 22
Match Play. Double Match Point. How should Red play 31?
No need to panic here. 13/9 is reasonable and not an error by any means. However, making the 5-pt is best by a small fraction.
It provides a long-term asset and there is some duplication of fives. Making the 5-pt is rarely badly wrong and that is the case here. Note that 13/10, 6/5 is also a strong play and only a tiny mistake. 24/23, 6/3* is an error.