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Unlimited Games. How should Red play 43?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=-aB---ECAa--dB---cBcc-----:0:0:1:43:0:0:3:0:10

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White has a high anchor and so Red needs to try to establish a high anchor as well. Another part of the game plan should be to try to make the bar-point.

This roll of 21 is very poor but it must

The key here is to select the right game plan.

Red can race, blitz or possibly prime. Given Red’s structure priming looks problematical so we can ignore 14/8, 13/9.

8/2*, 6/2 is a possibility