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is Neil Kazaross score: 9 pip: 59 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 78 score: 7 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

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to play 61 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 7/6 | eq: -0.773 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 24/17 | eq: -0.789 (-0.016) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 6/5 | eq: -0.799 (-0.025) | |||

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4. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 5/4 | eq: -0.799 (-0.025) | |||

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5. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 3/2 | eq: -0.811 (-0.038) | |||

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6. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 4/3 | eq: -0.813 (-0.040) | |||

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7. | Rollout^{1} | 24/18 2/1 | eq: -0.817 (-0.044) | |||

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8. | Rollout^{1} | 7/1 5/4 | eq: -0.847 (-0.073) | |||

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^{1} 7776 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 74059911 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

`USBGF Members vote:`

[14] **24/18 7/6** (coin flip!)

[14] 7/1 5/4

[ 1] 24/17

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**Grant Hoffman recommends: 24/18 7/6**

If we stay on the 24 point, we will have to play 7/1, then next turn we will be forced to run if we roll a 6.

Neil can play every single roll safely this turn. So we need to decide whether we win more by staying or running. If we run 24/18 then we should play 7/6 getting a crossover which gets the other checker into our board.

Notice that Neil has a gap on his 1 point and we need two long crossovers to get our checkers into our board. I think we will have a better chance to win by running now than waiting for a possible shot at least two turns down the track. Also if we wait we will probably have damaged our board making it hard to contain any hit checkers, so let’s go now.

Neil Kazaross: 31 3/0 2/1

USBGF Members: 11 18/14

Neil Kazaross: 43 4/0 3/0

USBGF Members: 42 14/8

Neil Kazaross: 54 5/0 4/0

USBGF Members: 11 8/6 1/0(2)

Neil Kazaross: 22 6/4(2) 2/0(2)

USBGF Members: 41 4/0 2/1

Neil Kazaross: 65 6/0 5/0

USBGF Members: 54 5/0 4/0

Neil Kazaross: 62 6/0 4/2

USBGF Members: 21 2/0 1/0

Neil Kazaross: 62 5/0 2/0

USBGF Members: 51

Neil Kazaross wins two points and the match.