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2024 - Position 9

Updated: Jan 16


XGID=-b----E-D--AeC---b-d-b--B-:0:0:1:32:0:0:3:0:10

 

Unlimited Games. How should Red play 32?


This turns out to be very close.

 

There are two valid approaches. You can try priming with 13/11, 8/5, taking the risk of slotting the 5-pt or you can try running/trying to build an advanced anchor with 24/22, 13/10. Note that both plays take the last spare off the mid-point which is unusual in the opening.

 

I have a slight preference for the more aggressive 13/11, 8/5 while XG favours the splitting play by the tiniest of margins.

 

The third best play is 24/22, 11/8 but that is an error as you would expect as it is just too safe at this stage of the game.


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Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart
Jan 16

And what about another combination: 24-22 / 8-5 combining attack and defence?

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Chris Bray
Chris Bray
Jan 16
Replying to

To quote Magriel: Never Split and Slot!


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