An Early Conundrum

Unlimited Games. How should Red play 21?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=---b--E-C---cEa--b-eb--A-A:0:0:1:21:0:0:3:0:10

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This is basically a lesson in cube efficiency in match play.

The position is not that volatile and with White having an anchor on Red’s bar-point the game has some way to go. In unlimited

This position came up in a video that I did with Alex Eshaghian on his YouTube Channel.

Red has three choices: (a) 21/14; (b) 7/5, 7/2 and (c) 6/1, 3/1

In mutual holding games the player