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Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1

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Offline diane

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Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« on: August 01, 2010, 02:36:30 AM »
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Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« on: August 01, 2010, 02:36:30 AM »

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Re: Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 11:40:26 AM »
9/6 3/2*
I think the only other option is 13/10 3/2* - hitting is necessary, hope I can keep you on the bar for a little while, so that I can break your prime by threatening the 3-point.
Think 9/6 will be better, I'm not sure about that. Keeping my blot on the outside seems safer to me.

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Re: Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 11:40:26 AM »

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Re: Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 11:31:20 PM »
This is mainly supposed to be a learning exercise, so I hope our guest won't mind a little second guessing.

Is the hit correct here? My winning plan as White would be to let the blue runner sit and watch blue's board crunch, so I wouldn't hit.  As for what to play, I'd leave the checker on the midpoint so as to possibly hit an escapee and keep all my made points and that leaves 9/5 as the one remaining play.  One caveat is that this is a timing thing and I still suck at the timing thing.

Hitting does have the advantage of taking away half a roll that could be used to cover the blot in blue's homeboard, so it might well be right, but I'll still stick with the 9/5 play.  One thing is clear - if you're going to hit loose, use the 3 to bring a checker into range to cover the blot with 9/6.  Playing the three off the midpoint has to be inferior.

Since White is not close to a recube (yet) I see no harm in doing a rollout.  We'll see in about an hour.....stay tuned....
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Re: Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 12:28:55 AM »
rollout

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Re: Game 1, move 9: r_monk to move 3-1
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