An Early Problem

Unlimited Games. How should Red play 64?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=-a--BaD-B---eE---Bccb-----:0:0:1:64:0:0:3:0:10

Answer and Commentary

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Always have a game plan. 

Here Red is way behind in the race and has a weaker home board. Both these elements indicate that splitting the rear checkers is not the right plan.


This position occurs after Red opens with 61 (13/7, 8/7) and White responds with double threes played 24/21(2), 13/10(2). This is all about understanding game planning. When