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Old 08-22-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
bleep69
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playing 61

Title says it all. The reason for my question is the surprising difference in the values of the options, and I can't see why one option is so superior.

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Old 08-22-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
Karol Szczerek
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Re: playing 61

White is way behind, which also means better timing for priming plan. Red's frontal structure is also loaded with ammunition, and he has already a deep point, which is worse for priming but good for attacking. That speaks against splitting the back men. So 11/5 6/5 for me.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:42 AM   #3
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Re: playing 61

Thanks for the explanation Karol. I split the back men, and it's a huge blunder.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:20 PM   #4
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Re: playing 61

If he made his 3 pt using the spare on the 8 point, then splitting with the 1 would be better here. But since he still has that builder, 6/5 is the better 1.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:11 AM   #5
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Re: playing 61

Really good general rule applies to this position: Don't split vs an early 55
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