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2023 - Position 28

Updated: Feb 13, 2023


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Match Play. 0-0 to 7. How should Red play 65?


This is a question of timing and game plans. Red can try to hold onto his back game, but he will be only 27 pips behind after the roll and that is a long way short of what he needs.


He must accept that the back game is no longer viable and play 20/15, 20/14. He may yet get a playable back game if White hits and Red can make a new point in White’s board. However, for now he must ensure his timing and play a 3-pt holding game with the possibility of a back game in reserve. He can also still win this game by going forward.


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