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Old 09-24-2018, 09:49 PM   #1
deh
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6-3, middle game

White - Pips 128 (-11)

Black - Pips 139 (+11)
Black to Play 6-3
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What is your play and why?


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Old 09-24-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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Re: 6-3, middle game

I'd try 21/18, 13/7

Reasons:

I prefer to get hit outside than inside
White is stripped. Any hit yields some returns shots from the bar (maybe lots)
Distribution looks good if I am missed
And we are missed ~45% of time (the minimum for a double shot)
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:36 AM   #3
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Re: 6-3, middle game

I guess I'll try 2* and 18. Play with just one blot and actually gives you a chance for something good to happen
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:52 AM   #4
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Re: 6-3, middle game

It's 18 and 7 for me. Even though we've made the ace-point so blitzing is a better game plan than usual, I don't like 8/2*, breaking a useful point and leaving two blots.

When you hit loose in your board, you generally want to do it with spares, ideally from a stacked point. Breaking a good point to hit loose is a play for desperate situations, which isn't the case here.
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