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2024 - Position 49

Updated: Mar 20


XGID=-Ba--bC-D---aD--b-aA-bbbbA:1:1:1:55:6:4:0:7:10

 

Match Play. Red leads 6-4 to 7 (post-Crawford). How should Red play 55?


Red needs to keep at least one checker in White’s home board for two reasons: (a) it creates somewhere to make an anchor and (b) he is behind in the race. Therefore, bar/10, 19/14, making a run for it is worse than a double bunder.


After bar/20, 8/3(2) the final five can be played 13/8, 20/15 or 19/14 with first play winning by a whisker.

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