2010-06-27 Chouette Bet/Answer

The switch is tempting, and often right, but it is far better to keep your 5 point and your structure in this prime vs. prime position.  The switch would be more appropriate if Red had more blots around the board and if it was likely that White could get his back checkers out quickly while Red is still on the bar.  As you can see below, the switch is a 9 percent blunder.