1. Orange (3 2) 24/21 13/11
  White (3 1) 8/5 6/5
2. Orange (5 3) 24/21 13/8
  White (3 2) 24/21 13/11
3. Orange (6 1) 11/5 6/5
  White (6 2) 21/13
4. Orange (4 1) 13/9 6/5

Move 4 White





 
Pip: 150
 
Pip: 142
 

# Ply Move Equity
  1 3 13/9 11/8 -0.240
    0.3%   7.8%  43.0%    57.0%  15.1%   0.5%
  2 3 13/6 -0.262 (-0.022)
    0.3%   6.9%  42.5%    57.5%  15.3%   0.6%
* 3 3 11/8 6/2 -0.284 (-0.044)
    0.2%   6.0%  42.0%    58.0%  15.4%   0.5%
White is trailing and he would love to make one more blocking point in front of Black's silver anchor.
In such positions, without a constructive play, one should seek some kind of "action play" (I call that challenge play). Here the available challenge is slotting the 9 point. Black, if he rolls a 5 at all, leading in the race and having 2 vs 1 back checkers. will not make an inside point or his bar, and will need to break his silver anchor in order to hit. Otherwise White threatens to make the 4th blocking point in front of the oponent.
It is difficult to vision slotting as good here and this would make a good problem position. White voluntarily risks losing his asset of one back checker.


5. Orange (5 3) 8/3 6/3
  White (6 2) 24/16*
6. Orange (4 3) bar/22 13/9*
  White (6 1) bar/24 8/2
7. Orange (1 1) 22/21 9/8 8/7(2)
  White (6 2) 13/5
8. Orange (3 3) 21/18(3) 13/10
  White (5 2) 13/8 6/4






 
Pip: 122
 
Pip: 127
 

9. Orange Double
  White Pass

Cube action equityAlert: Wrong double, wrong pass
3-Ply Money equity: 0.442
  0.6%  14.9%  67.4%    32.6%   5.8%   0.2%
Double decision Good enough: 93%  
  Too good to double: 0%  
Take decision Current Cube Doubled Cube Borderline
Equities 0.468 0.417 0.543
Proper cube action:   No double, take

I was confident this was a take, especially when trailing in the score, but I had a feeling Kit might pass in view of his superior skills and my easy game the next few rolls.

svilo wins 1 point.

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Output date: 9:56:10 PM, 2/26/99