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There is a saying:  "attack a blot, prime a point."   Another way to say this is that when your opponent has one checker back, you should tend to hit, and with two, tend to try to block by making points in front of him (a prime).  It is very tempting to try to play "pure" here by slotting your 3 point and trying to make that...the next one in line...but it's very hard to contain a single checker.  Note that hitting and playing 6-5 efficiently unstacks the 6 point.  Also note that you are hitting while your opponent's board is still being developed, so if you are hit back now, it will not be devastating.

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