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is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 162 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 111 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=-aa-cBEBCB-----Aa--cbca---:1:-1:1:51:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 51 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 15/9 | eq: +0.751 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 6/5 6/1* | eq: +0.750 (-0.001) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{1} | 8/3 6/5 | eq: +0.744 (-0.007) | |||

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4. | Rollout^{1} | 8/7 6/1* | eq: +0.734 (-0.017) | |||

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5. | Rollout^{1} | 15/14 6/1* | eq: +0.727 (-0.024) | |||

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6. | Rollout^{1} | 15/14 8/3 | eq: +0.718 (-0.033) | |||

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7. | Rollout^{1} | 8/2* | eq: +0.710 (-0.041) | |||

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8. | Rollout^{1} | 15/10 6/5 | eq: +0.687 (-0.064) | |||

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9. | Rollout^{1} | 7/2* 2/1* | eq: +0.648 (-0.103) | |||

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^{1} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 74938449 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

`USBGF Members vote:`

[28] **15/9**

[ 3] 15/10 6/5

[ 3] 6/5 6/1*

**Mary Hickey recommends:**

All our options are unsatisfactory, one way or another. If we could slot our 3 point using a checker from our overstacked 6 point, that might be the way to go, but I can’t see stripping the 8 point to do it with our 5. If we had a way to blast both his back checkers off the board without giving up our bar point and leaving a blot there, I’d look at that, too. A play like that to prevent his making a second anchor can be the right idea in these situations, if it doesn’t involve as much danger as it does here, and if the follow-up when it worked was easier. I did look at it awhile, though.

So I ended up “circling back” to the very simple and straightforward 15/9. This abandons the idea of sending him back if he runs his spare on the anchor, but we can live with that. At least it lands on a point that didn’t have a spare before, which could make it easier for us to roll our block forward.

is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 162 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 105 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=-aa-cBEBCC------a--cbca---:1:-1:-1:51:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 51 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 24/23 9/4 | eq: -0.619 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 24/23 6/1 | eq: -0.630 (-0.011) | |||

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^{1} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 74938449 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

**Neil Kazaross plays 24/23 9/4.**

Finally I can grab a 2nd anchor before an attack comes behind my 4 point anchor! For the 5, I am staying off my ace point, so I play 9/4. I don’t need to save 6’s and I am leaving with the next one.

is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 156 | ||||||||||||||||

11 point match | ||||||||||||||||

pip: 105 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=--b-cBEBCC---------cbda---:1:-1:1:54:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 54 |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10