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Over the board, Bob Koca came up with the right play, but others, including myself, missed this one.  I played 16/12 and one of the best players in the world looked at this position and selected 7/6 7/4. 

The point here is that it is worth it to leave an indirect shot in order to have more shots at your opponent if he comes out, and more flexibility if he doesn't.  The top play gives you the most shots and flexibility.

Brian Lever added an excellent observation:  Just one point about the correct DMP play – I chose it as well but for a slightly different reason; If Red rolls his only real joker,6-6, blue gets a return shot.


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