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is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 164 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 147 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=---b--E-CB-adD---c-e---A--:0:0:1:51:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 51 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 23/22 13/8 | eq: +0.465 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 23/18 6/5 | eq: +0.406 (-0.058) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{1} | 13/7 | eq: +0.398 (-0.067) | |||

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4. | Rollout^{1} | 13/8 6/5 | eq: +0.385 (-0.080) | |||

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^{1} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 79647184 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

`USBGF Members vote:`

[25] **23/22 13/8**

[ 7] 13/8 6/5

[ 1] 13/7

**Mary Hickey recommends: 23/22 13/8**

No need for anything fancy or forcing. We want to get home quietly past his anchor and win the race, so playing quietly with 23/22 13/8 makes sense. Our chances are good to make the 5 and 4 point in front of him, or make just one and then get through the first part of our bearoff without the other, without ever taking the risk of slotting. We have plenty of rolls ahead to try, so no need to get impatient now.

Neil Kazaross: 31 8/5 6/5

USBGF Members: 32 13/11*/8

is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 171 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 136 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=a--b--E-EB--dB---b-db-A---:0:0:-1:21:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 21 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/24 6/4 | eq: -0.317 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/24 13/11 | eq: -0.335 (-0.018) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{2} | Bar/23 6/5 | eq: -0.373 (-0.056) | |||

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^{1} 7776 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 40749428 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ ^{2} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 40749428 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

**Neil Kazaross plays b/24 6/4.**

Now that I have an anchor, I think I can afford to play more aggressively. I want to maximize long term contact and enter on the 24 point and then 6/4 has considerably more potential than 13/11 and hopefully is worth the risk.

Note that the builder on the 11 point isn’t very strong when I have my 5 point as it isn’t a builder for my 5 point. When my 8 point is stripped I also cannot play 41 making a 4 prime. Additionally, the checker on my 4 point is also a builder for the 3 point.

is Neil Kazaross score: 4 pip: 168 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 136 score: 1 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

XGID=-a-b--E-EB--dB---b-cbaA---:0:0:1:21:1:4:0:11:10 | ||||||||||||||||

to play 21 |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10