Yamin's Still Got it/Answer

I took two checkers off, thinking that if I got hit, it's better to have another checker off.  I was playing against the Great Yamin Yamin, and I asked him what he thought, and he said he thought two off was risky as that could lead to leaving another blot later and I am more likely to lose the game if he could get a second checker.  Just to prove my point, he hit me, got the second checker and won the game.

And of course, ExtremeGammon agrees with him.