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Unlimited Games. How should Red play 32?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=---a--EbC-A-dF---a-dab----:0:0:1:32:0:0:3:0:10

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In positions like this whoever blinks first tends to be at a disadvantage. If Blue runs a rear checker with 22/13 White will attack the remaining rear checker with gusto.

Blue should

This position was meant to be easy, but it didn’t turn out that way.

It should be obvious that 18/10 is not the right idea. Blue won’t be favourite to get a shot next turn and he is way behind