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Position of the Day/Answer

The question is, do you hit loose?  You are taking risks to get another checker, but if you get that other checker, Red is toast.  However, the risk is you could lose the game and you could even get gammoned if all goes well.   If you make the safer play, you might still get another checker back anyway.   And if you don't get another checker back, you are still a favorite to win in this position. 

It is better to simply play safe here.  If gammons didn't matter (DMP) it would be a close call.   If Red had more checkers off, you would surely hit, as you really need another checker to win the game.   It's all about risk/reward.

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