501 Essential Backgammon Problems #45
Posted By: Keene In Response To: 501 Essential Backgammon Problems #45 (Igor)
Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2013, at 9:22 p.m.
In Response To: 501 Essential Backgammon Problems #45 (Igor)
Anchor is priority #1, so 24-22 is necessary. Now what to do with the 3?
Either 8/5 or 13/10 present themselves here as the obvious candidates. The sequences where white rolls well all include making his own anchor, or hitting a loose blot. Since there are more anchoring rolls than hitting rolls by playing 13/10, then that makes that the preference over 8/5. If white wasnt likely to anchor, then 8/5 would probably be the best play, but since he is, then I will pull the builder down to make a prime.
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