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Old 02-04-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
deh
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3-3 many options

White - Pips 146 (-10)

Black - Pips 156 (+10)
Black to Play 3-3
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We can hit (I would not as there is no board)
We can make 21pt anchor and make our 5pt (very good 2 things)
We can make 18pt anchor as the race is even.
We can do a couple of more things that are not bad either.

What would a good player do and why?

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Old 02-05-2018, 03:29 AM   #2
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Re: 3-3 many options

I would play 24/21(2), 8/5(2), but I wouldn't rate myself a good player. This moves seems to work on both offensive and defensive angles.

I'd be torn between that and 24/18(2), which also strikes me as decent.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: 3-3 many options

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I would play 24/21(2), 8/5(2), but I wouldn't rate myself a good player. This moves seems to work on both offensive and defensive angles.

I'd be torn between that and 24/18(2), which also strikes me as decent.
This was my first instinct, as well. By the way, I would not rate myself a good player, either. The more I looked at making the opponent's bar point, the more I liked it. I will have great control of both outer boards, I will be able to fill my own inner board at leisure, and I feel my play is more aggressive. I think if we were much further behind, the more defensive play of making my 5 point and advancing my anchor would be my preference.

I'm guessing the two plays would be close if you asked XG or GNU.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: 3-3 many options

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The more I looked at making the opponent's bar point, the more I liked it. I will have great control of both outer boards, I will be able to fill my own inner board at leisure, and I feel my play is more aggressive. I think if we were much further behind, the more defensive play of making my 5 point and advancing my anchor would be my preference.
Something to consider about making the advanced anchor and the 5-point is the inelegant 6s for white on the following roll. Only 6-3 is a favorable combo. The remainder create contact or rigid positions. Furthermore, plenty non-6s are forced. Your board, however, is gaining structure with flexibility to boot for the following roll.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:18 AM   #5
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Re: 3-3 many options

I finally got around to putting the position into GNUBG. The results are:

24/18 (2)-0.109
24/21 (2) 8/5 (2)-0.163
24/15* 24/21 -0.18
24/21 (2) 7/1-0.19
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