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Backgammon Brain Busters #68

by Michael Strato
14 March 2006


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Subject: Re: Backgammon Brain Busters #68
From: StarLight
Date: 18 Mar 2006 06:59 EST

1. 9/5 6/5 a la JK I do not find it close at all! 1. White has already buried 2 stones on the home ace point. 2. White has no spares anywhere, so shots are coming, and there is no ammo to attack blots in white's home board. 3. Many 6s are awkward for white, so now is the time to lock the famous 5 point.

2. At this score there is only one play: 11/5 x 2 (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) 13/7 x 2 a. This isolates white's runner, and builds a 5 prime. b. No other play is so unwelcome by white. And white's 6s STINK! c.The gammon possibility is now very high, as white's LONE runner can never anchor. The second white blot can be picked off, but the GAMMON wins the match..

3.D/Drop With 2 more fat targets, and an inferior to green board, white must drop the cheap 1 point.

Starlight, out!

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