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2023 - Position 211

Updated: Dec 28, 2023



Match Play. Red leads 7-4 to 9. How should Red play 61?

Clearly the six is 13/7*.


Equally clearly Red cannot afford to play 4/3 with the ace. He has too much work to do to win the position. The 4-pt must remain slotted.


As White has fourteen checkers in his attack zone Red should not split his rear checkers and give White counter-attacking possibilities. It is much better to resolve the forward position, i.e. make the 4-pt, before moving those rear checkers.

The correct move, therefore, is: 13/12, 13/7*. Note that 13/7*, 5/4 is also perfectly OK.


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Dec 28, 2023

Hi Chris. So, which is it to be, for the 1?

I am sure that you meant to rule out 4/3 rather than 5/4.

I do feel that 13/12 is too loose at this score, so have we gone for 6/5?

Kind regards, Sid.

Chris Bray
Chris Bray
Dec 28, 2023
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Text amended.


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