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White: David J Bush    Black: bob440
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On 2023-04-01 at 22:26, bob440 (info) said:
with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, I realized that 12.h11 wasn't my best move. |12.L13 looked pretty good, I thought, but the bot showed me it wasn't

the bot suggested |12.L12, followed by 13.L13 14.K10 15.G11 16.K14 17.I16

but, here's the surprise -- in this position, the bot suggested K19 (or L21 or I15)

I'm a player of only middling ability, but I immediately saw H17, which the bot pretty much concedes wins the game, though there is still some play left for white

On 2023-04-02 at 21:41, Peyrol (info) said:
This is what bots do. Why take a simple win when a complicated one works just as well?

The bot suggests |7.s14 8.p12 9.r12 10.q10 11.s10 12.r6 which in hindsight seems like a much better continuation for white. White is on the highlighted diagonal to the corner. Black has to jump ahead in order to block. When that happens, white can place a downstream peg on the left side, to serve as a negative ladder catcher. For example 13.i11 14.p7 15.g16 16.g20 and I don't know who has the advantage.

On 2023-04-03 at 02:44, Peyrol (info) said:
|7.s14 8.p12 9.r12 10.q10 11.s10 12.r6 13.i11 14.p7 15.g16 16.g20 continuing the above line, 17.l14 18.i9 19.e17 20.e19 21.c18 22.f22 23.n15 24.o20 25.i17 26.r17 27.r15 28.h12 29.e9 30.h7 31.d7 32.g5 33.d3 34.e2 35.m8 36.l10 37.n11 38.m4 39.k7 40.j21 41.s19 42.q19 43.t17 44.o11 45.h13 46.j11 47.e5

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