Friday, 25 November 2011
Keeping An Eye On The Masters
On GridGammon I've had the pleasure of watching two superbly played matches between Mochy from Japan and Paul Weaver of the US. I am annotating these and hopefully they will be available in a couple of weeks for students. To whet your appetite here are some cute positions from Match One, Game One.
Mochy (Black) to play 6-1 from the bar. What should he play?
He played bar/24, 13/7, leaving Paul Weaver White on roll in position 2 below.
Should White double?
In the match, he elected to roll and rolled 3-3, correctly playing 24/18*(2). Mochy entered with 4-1 played bar/24, 6/2, probably right, leaving White on roll again in position 3 below.
Should White double and if he does, should Black take?
Find out tomorrow! Comments welcome as always. Until then, enjoy the game.