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Old 03-06-2018, 01:53 AM   #1
deh
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6-1 early game

White - Pips 155 (-2)

Black - Pips 157 (+2)
Black to Play 6-1
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What do you do with this roll and why?



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Old 03-06-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: 6-1 early game

I'd leave the back checkers alone, as it doesnt feel safe to split against those two big stack on the 8-point and 6-point.

Plays that hit loose look really bad too.

So that leaves us to play either '13/6' or '13/7 8/7'

'13/6' unstacks the 13-point but stacks the 6-point. It does one good thing and one equally bad thing. The plays does nothing, it's basically a waiting move.

'13/7 8/7' unstacks the 13-point and it builds a keypoint. In return it gives our opponent a shot on our 8-point. So it does two good things (unstacking, making a keypoint) and one bad thing (leaving a shot), that looks like a good trade off to me, so that's the play I would make '13/7 8/7'
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:07 PM   #3
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Re: 6-1 early game

I keep going back and forth between 24/18 24/23, and 13/7 8/7. I am leaning toward splitting the back checkers, but don't have a big preference. After work, I'm going to see what GNUBG says about the possibilities.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:10 PM   #4
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Re: 6-1 early game

1. XG Roller+ 13/6 eq:-0.078
Player: 47.68% (G:14.16% B:0.40%)
Opponent: 52.32% (G:14.12% B:0.64%)

2. XG Roller+ 13/7 8/7 eq:-0.126 (-0.048)
Player: 46.43% (G:13.95% B:0.45%)
Opponent: 53.57% (G:14.71% B:0.84%)

3. XG Roller+ 24/23 24/18 eq:-0.152 (-0.074)
Player: 46.86% (G:11.34% B:0.40%)
Opponent: 53.14% (G:15.57% B:0.50%)
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