2022 - Position 193
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Match Play Red leads 1-0 to 5. How should Red play 43?
I had this position as White against Mary Hickey. She correctly selected bar/18 as the correct play.
For money bar/21, 18/15* is clearly correct because of the extra gammons won but losing a gammon when leading 1-0 to 5 is not clever as you arrive at the Crawford Game on an odd score.
Bar21/18 is the best play here while hitting is a small error. With the scores reversed hitting would be correct.