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Unlimited Games. How should Red play 33?
Double Match Point. How should Red play 33?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=--BBCB---a-AA-------bbcDg-:3:-1:1:33:0:0:3:0:10

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Double Match Point. How should Red play 33?

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