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Old 09-27-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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5-4 to play

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Black to Play 5-4
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What would be your play and why?

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: 5-4 to play

Certainly, I want to hit, so B/20*. Then I'd rather not play the 4, but the least bad one is 18/14. It puts blots everywhere, but I don't think it's too dangerous because White is up on the bar, only has a one point board, and unless he rolls some colossal joker, I'm going to get a lot of return shots with a good chance to reestablish a second point on my opponent's side of the board.

And with 6 men back, you should be thinking about mobilizing them anyways, they're pretty stuck as is, so 18/14 isn't so bad even though it sort of prematurely gives up an anchor.
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