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Question: Move?  (Voting closed: March 24, 2012, 08:42:04 AM)
20/10 - 2 (33.3%)
8/4, 8/2 - 0 (0%)
13/3* - 4 (66.7%)
13/7, 10/6 - 0 (0%)
10/6, 8/2 - 0 (0%)
13/9, 10/4 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 6

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Author Topic: Game 1, move 5: Herd 6-4  (Read 880 times)
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« on: March 23, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 12:53:41 PM »

We're still behind in the race, we have the better board, a great anchor, and he has a blot in his homeboard.  Everything points to bold play. 13/3* may be too bold, but I'm going to play it anyway.  Again, if he escapes the runner he'll have a clear lead.  With him on the bar and 11 checkers in the zone we're in command.

FWIW, I don't think we had a cube before this roll, but I'm not positive. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 08:28:55 PM »

Regarding 20/10 - it abandons one of our primary assets to make a fairly useless point, and decreases the amount of contact when we're behind in the race - once we leave the 5 point, we'll have to pick up that blot soon and then we'll have nada behind our midpoint.  This leaves our opponent one big roll away from coasting to a racing victory. 

I'll be really surprised if 20/10  is correct.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 11:23:03 AM »

Ok Diane, just in case you were thinking of asking, I won't ship the cube this time.  While any 2 or 3, or combinations thereof, will put the Herd on the bar, there are plenty that don't and I still have plenty of work to do.  No double.

BTW, I won't be around much on Sunday.  Playing in the UK Clubs Championship at Coventry for the Bristol B Team.  Our main aim is of course to beat Bristol A  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 08:05:08 PM »

Now that the cube action is settled we can look at some bot results.

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