FIBS Board backgammon forum

Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2

Author Topic: Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2  (Read 866 times)

Offline diane

  • Moderator
  • Expert
  • *
  • Posts: 4,328
Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:05:08 AM »
Never give up on the things that make you smile

Offline ah_clem

  • Moderator
  • Advanced Fibsboarder
  • *
  • Posts: 2,114
Re: Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 01:16:50 PM »
I'm going to make the two point here.  The other option is 24/22 9/4.

The usual wisdom in a backgame is to make your points in order and emphasize mobility, and this advice argues for 24/22 9/4.  But this isn't really a backgame - it's more of a holding game although somewhat of an odd one.

So I'm going to make a fourth homeboard point and cover the blot, which seems more "normal" than leaving the blot uncovered.

9/2

Offline ah_clem

  • Moderator
  • Advanced Fibsboarder
  • *
  • Posts: 2,114
Re: Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »
Housekeeping note:  I'm off on another ski trip, this one to Canada.  There's supposed to be wi-fi at the condo, so I should be able to play along on my ipod touch.  But comments will be brief because I hate typing on the damned thing.

In other news, I'm doing a rollout of this play - anybody want to weigh on on the merits of my choice or alternatives?  I'll post the rollout later today.

Offline ah_clem

  • Moderator
  • Advanced Fibsboarder
  • *
  • Posts: 2,114
Re: Game 5, move 18: ah_clem 5-2
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 10:29:44 PM »
ROLLOUT
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Tags: