2023 - Position 148
Updated: Sep 11
Match Play. Blue trails 6-8 to 11. How should Blue play 64?
This a gammon-go situation, so some risk is justified. However, Blue has only 10 checkers (just in the attack zone so a full blitz will be difficult. 11/7*, 8/2* is overplaying the position. Blue should take the solid asset of the 2-pt with 8/2*, 6/2 and await developments. He has a variety of game plans available to him, depending upon White’s next roll.
13/7*, 11/7 is the third-best play but a home board point will be worth more than the bar-point in a gammon-go situation.
Any play other than 8/2*, 6/2 is an error or worse.
As noted above Blue should play calmly and await developments.