Unusual Situation/Answer

It is a huge blunder to stay back.  Of course, I did, and I got backgammoned, and I lost the match.
I think I might have come out against a lesser players, but against a player of David's caliber, I felt
it might be right to gamble.  One of the advantages of making the 17 point is that you do block more numbers
for white to get his checkers by.

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