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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2022 - Position 126

Updated: Aug 3, 2022


Match Play. 8-8 to 11. How should Red play 11?

The question here is whether Red should slot the 3-pt. The answer is an emphatic yes with 23/22, 8/6, 5/4 being very close to a blunder.

White’s timing for the 1-2 back game is poor so if Red can make his 3-pt that would be ideal. The correct play is 23/22, 8/7, 5/3. If the slotted blot is hit that will slow Red down which is what he wants.

Occasionally it will allow White to switch to a 1-3 or 2-3 back game but those instances are rare and the risk is certainly worth the reward.

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