by Walter Trice
15 October 2008
My September article may have given the impression that I like to slot my five point in the opening, even when I am not sure that it is the right thing to do. That impression is correct. Leaning toward opening plays that slot home board points, when the alternative is splitting the back checkers, is a bias in my game that I recognize. Perhaps this bias leads me to make plays that computer programs and their apostles might consider not to be optimal, but I believe that sometimes "wrong" plays have compensating advantages.
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