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Money Play. How should Red play 43?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=-BbC-BB-D--------bbcd--bB-:0:0:1:43:0:0:3:0:10

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24/14 gives Red a very disconnected position and puts no real pressure on White.

Theory says that because White has an advanced anchor Red should try to obtain his own high anchor.

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I think many would choose 24/23, 13/11 here but that is not quite the best move.

White has ten checkers in the attack zone and also owns the 5-pt. Red’s best game plan is to equalise the