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5-4 Money/Answer

If there ever was a position that had a strong QF (Quiz Factor) this is it.  Over the board, I am sure most people instinctively clear the blot on their 8 point and play with one blot, but it's very wrong to do that.  To find out why it is wrong, you really need to take the time to look at all the possible rolls and what happens on White's next roll and Red's next roll.  You will see the larger number of return shots by coming out from White's inner board...so many, in fact, that with many hitting rolls White can't even afford to hit for fear of the additional gammons.