Thursday, 12 January 2012
Last Man Standing.
In the Christmas Quiz I emphasised the difficulty facing the player whose opponent has taken off 14 men. There are unusual checker plays that you have to make, but today I just want to look at using the cube.
Here's a position that you might face. Black hit White's's last man and closed her out and White has danced every time up to here. It's a money game, so what's the correct cube action for both sides?
Black didn't double and rolled 6-5, taking two off and White danced again leaving the position below.
Now what's the correct cube action for both sides?
I'll expand on this tomorrow, so if you want a comment, get it in now!
Enjoy the game!