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is Neil Kazaross score: 0 pip: 129 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 123 score: 10 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

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to play 52 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | 8/3* 5/3 | eq: +0.474 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | 13/11 13/8 | eq: +0.403 (-0.071) | |||

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^{1} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 19402738 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

`USBGF Members vote:`

[34] **8/3* 5/3**

[ 5] 13/11 13/8

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**Grant Hoffman recommends: 8/3* 5/3**

After the roll if we do not hit, we will be ahead in the race by 13 pips. If we do hit it will be 16 pips.

If we make the safe play of 13/11 13/8, we risk Neil rolling a 6 (look at how 66 plays) and trying to get into the race. So the safe play does involve some risk.

Hitting 8/3* 5/3 does involve 3 return shots from the bar. It would be my 5 second play. I then looked around to find my second best play and I still like the hit. It puts Neil on the bar.

is Neil Kazaross score: 0 pip: 132 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 116 score: 10 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

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to play 42 |

1. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/21 6/4 | eq: -0.485 | |||

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2. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/21 8/6 | eq: -0.497 (-0.013) | |||

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3. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/21 5/3 | eq: -0.505 (-0.021) | |||

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4. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/23 8/4 | eq: -0.527 (-0.043) | |||

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5. | Rollout^{1} | Bar/23 13/9 | eq: -0.528 (-0.044) | |||

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^{1} 1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.Dice Seed: 19402738 Moves: 4-ply, cube decisions: XG Roller+ |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2

**Neil Kazaross plays b/21 6/4.**

Things are going from bad to worse for me this game, but I have to think positively and I have no fear of being gammoned. If I enter on their 2 point, They are likely to make the 8 point and block me in. So I’ll enter on the 4 point and hope to not be pointed on. If I do hit a shot, I’ll want my 4 point so I’ll try 6/4 rather than breaking my 8 point.

USBGF Members: 42 8/4* 6/4

Neil Kazaross: 53 no play

is Neil Kazaross score: 0 pip: 130 | ||||||||||||||||

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

pip: 110 score: 10 is USBGF Members | ||||||||||||||||

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to play 42 |

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10