These are some problems I encountered recently, all coming at the sharp end of the game where there is still a lot of contact and truck loads of equity are at stake on every roll. The first two are from a match I played. Black is on roll, trailing 6-7 to 9. What's your play?
The second best play is a double blunder, so be careful.
And this is the next roll, another opportunity to make a double blunder. What's your play?
The very next day I had a match to analyse for a student and these two positions reminded me of the two we have just seen.
It's double match point, so what is Black's play. You can't make a big mistake here, but it's good to get it right and know what you are trying to do, because it's dmp and the wrong play can cost you two wins in a hundred.
Same game, next turn. Again, you can't make a big mistake but it is dmp, so even a small mistake can lose you one game in a hundred. What and why please.
Lastly, the bastard child of Positions 1 and 2. I got down to this, trailing 3-away, 2-away. Black on roll. Is it a cube? If it is, is it a take?
Fun for all the family! If you get all these right, my hat is off to you. If you know why you are doing it, then you are either Stick Rice or God, certainly a better man than me in either case!
Until we come back to these, enjoy the game!