I hope you considered hitting with 22/16* and then swiftly rejected it. The last thing Red wants to do here is lose a gammon. Losing a single game is of little consequence because White
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Match Play. 0-0 to 5. How should Red play 51?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=--a-a-EAB---dD---c-e-a--BA:0:0:1:51:0:0:0:5:10
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