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2023 - Position 150

Updated: Sep 15, 2023


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Match Play. 4-4 to 7. How should Blue play 22?


As my colleague Tim Cross recently said, “priming is the beautiful art of backgammon; always remember that.”


It is particularly true when playing against a back game when one bad roll for your opponent can crush his home board.


Here, making the 9-pt is mandatory, as it creates a five-point prime with six enemy checkers trapped behind it. White’s home board may not live long. The other two 2’s can be play 8/4, 6/2* or 13/11, 6/4. The key is to understand the importance of the 9-pt.


Over the board 9/7, 8/4, 6/4 was played. That move is a very bad blunder.


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