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Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4

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Offline diane

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Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
« on: April 02, 2012, 09:44:51 AM »
steifnu danced again with 2-6

It seems it might be hard for the Herd to go wrong with this one..so is it that simple? are there pitfalls to avoid?
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Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
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Offline Julia_H

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Re: Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:40:00 PM »
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Re: Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
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Re: Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 02:01:55 PM »
If we play 15/3, 13/9 then 66, 65, and 55 force us to leave a shot.  That would be a blunder.

The other two rolls allow us to play all our numbers without leaving a shot. 15/7, 13/5 means we'll have to leave a gap if we roll 55, but I think that it's worth risking that to avoid burying a checker on the ace.  The two plays are probably quite close, but I think 15/7, 13/5 has the edge.

15/7, 13/5.




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Re: Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 10:46:40 AM »
Will the Herd be forced to leave me a gammon-saving shot, followed by an unlikely dance and an unlucky sequence that allows me to recube?  Time will tell.  Meanwhile, no douible.

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Re: Game 1, move 14: Herd 4-4
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