David J Bush
This game (LG)
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On 2014-08-09 at 19:25,
There were of course lots of choices for white after
, but the gauntlet looks too strong for white to punch through on the left.
would not have worked for white. Neither would |
Mirko mentioned |
instead of H9, and then after
looks strong for white. But black can play instead
and for example
On 2014-08-10 at 08:17,
is a crucial change in situation.
On 2014-08-10 at 16:47,
As for the opening moves, it seems to me that early on, White was already committing too strongly to making a line down the right side. It's hard to say anything for sure in opening moves, but how about |
, for example? If you saw the threat of o8, you could have also foreseen the flanking peg at g7, and i12 works well with that:
(the bastard). In fact, maybe |
would have been even better. Of course, I haven't played much Twixt in a couple of years, so I could be missing something.
On 2014-08-10 at 18:51,
Thanks Alan for your comment. I agree with what you are saying. One (the?) important reason for the early commitment is in the game history between David and me: There are similar situations. However, I guess I lost those positions more than I won.
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