2022- Position 208
Updated: Dec 21, 2022
Match Play. Red leads 6-5 to 7 (Crawford). How should Red play 11?
This is a very difficult problem. There are only two moves to consider, bar/23(2) and bar/24(2), 6/5(2). Everything else is a double blunder or worse.
Balancing more gammon losses against more wins is not easy, especially over the board.
In the end I chose bar/23(2). This turns out to be a 0.016 mistake and bar/24(2), 6/5(2) is best – the more positive play winning out. It swaps 4% more wins against 3% more gammon losses.
How did you do?