The Ash Dalvi 5/5 Blitz Count (Part 2)

by Ash Dalvi
15 July 2011

Ash Dalvi

In my final article on blitz positions, I will examine how various changes on the blitzee's side of the board in the 5/5 blitz position influence the 5/5 blitz count. In order to understand Part 2, you will need to have read the formula in Part 1.

I will look at the impact of the same alterations that I examined for the 3/3 position. These include the following:

1. The minor split

2. The split to the 18 pt

3. An escaped checker to the 13 pt

4. A defender's blot in his outfield

5. 2 defender's blots in his outfield

6. A direct shot

7. A combination of the minor split and a blot on the defender's side of the board

8. The defender has made his 9 pt

Changes to the basic 5/5 position are tricky to assess over the board and therefore, it may be useful to incorporate them into a numerical system.

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