# Game 1.
Ivan and stefanp start a 11 point match.
Starting a new game with Ivan.
Ivan rolled 4, stefanp rolled 2
Ivan makes the first move.
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O           X    |   |  X              O |
   | O           X    |   |  X              O |
   | O           X    |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |  X                |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  Ivan rolled 2 4.

stefanp says: Obvious to make an inner board point

Ivan moves 17-21 19-21 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O           X    |   |  X     X        O |
   | O           X    |   |  X     X        O |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp rolls 1 and 4.

stefanp says: Split to attack the 17pt and 13-9 for a builder

stefanp moves 13-9 24-23 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O           X    |   |  X     X     O  O |
   | O           X    |   |  X     X          |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   | X        O  O    |   |  O              X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Ivan rolls 3 and 1.

Ivan says: I don't mind leaving a blot, my 5pt (20) is a must

stefanp says: My split made 31 not so good for him - but making 5
point is very strong still

Ivan moves 17-20 19-20 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O           X    |   |  X  X  X     O  O |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O              X |
   | X        O  O    |   |  O              X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp rolls 5 and 3.

stefanp says: He doesn't have much attack material - I need inner
board points - I'll have to risk it

stefanp moves 8-3 6-3 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O           X    |   |  X  X  X     O  O |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |                   |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O     X |
   | X        O  O    |   |  O        O     X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Ivan rolls 6 and 3.

stefanp says: Possible early double here for Ivan, but he rolled
instead. He has difficulties because my two back men cover his outer
board well still

Ivan says: The hit is clear - stronger board. But to bring one down or
split? I like the split for obvious reasons. If he dances, I have a
good double.

stefanp says: The hit is probably best - takes away half my roll and
attacks my other blot

Ivan moves 17-23 1-4 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O                |   |  X  X  X     X  O |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |                   |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X        O  O    | O |  O     X  O     X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-1 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp rolls 3 and 3.

Ivan says: Not the best roll for him - I may still have a double
depending on what he does. He should bring two down with 13-10(2) and
safety the 9pt - not make the 5pt. Making 5pt leaves me clear to run
or anchor

stefanp says: Need to tidy up quick here because of his strong board -
13-10(2) also looks good - yes, better than 8-5(2) as I need to block
him in

Pipcounts: Ivan 148   stefanp 144

stefanp moves bar-22 9-6 13-10 13-10 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O                |   |  X  X  X  O  X  O |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O     X  O     X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Jellyfish says: Sorry guys but I must disagree with both of you - the
5 point is the 5 point and making it now leaves stefanp with a strong
board for the rest of the game.

Jellyfish 2.02 level 7 evaluation: Move                   Equity
                                   bar-22, 9-6, 8-5(2)    -0.112
                                   bar-22, 13-4*          -0.175
                    move chosen -> bar-22, 13-10(2), 9-6  -0.175
                                   bar-22, 8-5(2), 6-3    -0.239
                                   bar-22, 13-10, 8-5(2)  -0.260

[This is the only Jellyfish evaluation given in this match]

Ivan says: Good move stefan - just what I recommended :-)

Ivan rolls 5 and 6.

stefanp says: Ivan should be thinking of a double here, but lacks
builders. Is right to roll. 12-23 looks obvious. I need that anchor on
his 3 point or to attack him to stave off the cube

Ivan says: Three choices: 1-12, 4-15, or 12-23. Let's look at each
play...

Ivan says: 1-12 is weak - open to attack on both sides of the board
and does nothing constructive. Am not ahead in the race

Ivan says: 4-15 takes me away from under the gun but leaves the 1pt
man stranded. But I can't be double-hit, and it's good for outfield
control and making the bar point

Ivan says: 12-23 makes the 2pt, therefore more threatening for his 24
& 22pt blots. But buries a man, does nothing for my back men, and is
useless if he anchors.

Ivan says: I favour 4-15

Ivan moves 4-9 9-15 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          |   |  X  X  X  O  X  O |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O        O     X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp says: Ivan's 4-15 with the 65 is a surprise - I thought 13-2
much better - wonder what Jelly thinks

Jellyfish says: I agree with stefanp here - making the 2pt (12-23) is
stronger - if Ivan is hit here he loses a lot in the race and making
the 2 point leaves him with an imposing 4 point board for the rest of
the game

stefanp rolls 1 and 2.

Ivan says: Hit and slot - slight favourite over anchoring in my book

stefanp says: Choices!! hit or make 22pt - hitting leaves me no 2,
hmmmm - yes, hit and 10-8 looks OK - better than 24-22 as then there
is no safe 1

stefanp moves 10-8 24-23 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          | X |  X  X  X  O  O    |
   | O                |   |  X  X  X          |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O        O     X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-1   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Ivan says: Good play - better than slotting. he has a weak board and
blots - time to be aggressive. I will take any hit on offer here.

Ivan rolls 1 and 1.

Ivan says: The hit is obvious. 15pt man is covering the 21pt. Split
backmen to escape and maximise indirect hits on 10pt. Hitting twice is
way over the top

stefanp says: A good roll - he should hit with 21-22(2) - that is
better than making my 2 point. Hit, and split 1-2

Ivan moves bar-1 21-22 21-22 1-2 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X       |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X     O     O    | O |  O        O  X  X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-1 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

Ivan says: I'm eyeing the cube

stefanp rolls 1 and 2.

stefanp says: Choices again. Make the 23pt anchor or safety the blot
on 10 - I need an anchor for safety I think bar-23 10-9 looks best;
bar-24 10-8 leaves me too inflexible

stefanp moves bar-23 10-9 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X        O  O    |   |  O        O  X  X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Ivan says: I'm behind in the race. In the next 2 rolls I need either a
hit, to escape one back man, or an advanced anchor. No double here.

Ivan rolls 5 and 3.

Ivan says: Excellent - now I have double almost regardless of what he
rolls. (44 is the miracle roll)

stefanp says: Hitting my blot looks like the only move available

Ivan moves 1-4 4-9 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X        X  O    | O |  O        O  X    |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-1 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp says: Now I have problems - a double is coming if I dance

stefanp rolls 1 and 4.

Ivan says: He rolled 41, but I still double. He will hit on the 2pt.
His midpoint is stripped, and that's a big factor in this position.

stefanp says: 41 is one of my best rolls in this position - I have to
hit him to keep him off balance and stave off the cube

stefanp moves bar-24 13-9 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 0
   | O     X          | X |  X  X     X  O  O |
   |                  |   |  X  X     X  O    |
   |                  |   |  X                |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O        O       |
   | X        O  O    |   |  O        O  X    |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 0
    12 11 10  9  8  7        6  5  4  3  2  1

   BAR: O-0 X-1   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Jellyfish says: Stefan's move is best in this position to keep Ivan
off balance.

Ivan says: Well, I'm surprised he abandoned his midpoint. I have 9
hits off the bar, not counting hitting on 1 which is poor. Double here
- is it a take? No.

stefanp says: Can I take if he doubles from the bar...

Ivan doubles.

Ivan says: Drop

stefanp says: Hmmm - he doubles - what chances do I have? He can hit
only with 54, 55, 11, 21, 41, 51 - hmm, 10 shots. What does it look
like if he misses?

stefanp says: If he misses or dances he still has the upper hand by
far - plus it could deteriorate even more for me into a gammon - a
definite drop I think

Jellyfish says: I rate this as an actual take and will add the equity
later

stefanp says: I rolled this out 20 times and taking left stefan at -17
points rather than the -20 by dropping each one.

stefanp gives up. Ivan wins 1 point.
score in 11 point match: Ivan-1 stefanp-0