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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2024 - Position 32

Updated: Feb 21



Match Play. Red leads 2-0 to 9 . How should Red play 61?

I often see positions like this one misplayed. Red runs 24/17, creating bad 64, 54 and 43 for White.


However, a little thought and you will see that 21/14 is the better play as this creates bad rolls of 31, 41, 51 and 61 for White and in addition it keeps the long-term security of White’s ace-point which might generate later shots for Red.


24/17 is an error. Trying for the best of both worlds with 24/18, 6/5, loses too many extra gammons to make it a viable alternative.


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