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2023 - Position 186

Updated: Nov 16, 2023


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Match Play. Red leads 4-0 to 9. How should Red play 11?

 

Clearly two aces will be played 8/7(2). The clue to playing the other two aces is to look at White’s structure and count the number of checkers he has in the zone.

 

White has a blitzing structure and has twelve checkers in the zone. Both facts argue for not splitting the rear checkers and instead playing 24/23(2).

 

In fact, any play other than 24/23(2), 8/7(2) is a huge blunder.


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Andrew Thomas
15 Kas 2023

In position 185, it was red that was trailing 3-away 2-away, not the other way round. Was that a slip of the keyboard, or does it change the solution?

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Chris Bray
Chris Bray
16 Kas 2023
Şu kişiye cevap veriliyor:

The text was in error. I have corrected it. Thanks. Chris

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