# Game 11.
Starting a new game with stefanp.
Ivan rolled 4, stefanp rolled 2
Ivan makes the first move.
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | 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: Ivan - score: 7
    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: Making 4pt is clear

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

stefanp says: At last some decent dice!!! Two innerboard points here
for me - gives me a very strong start. I may double early in this game
as I am starting to lag behind

stefanp moves 17-20 17-20 19-22 19-22 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O           X    |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   | O                |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |                   |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O     O        X |
   | X           O    |   |  O     O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: Annotating is reducing cube movement - also making some
stilted plays

Ivan rolls 4 and 3.

stefanp says: Doesn't he ever miss

Ivan moves 24-21 21-17 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O           O    | X |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X       |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   | O                |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |                   |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O     O        X |
   | X           O    |   |  O     O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: stefanp

stefanp rolls 5 and 4.

stefanp says: Making the 5pt is clear

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

Ivan says: His board is strong enough to hit loose on the 24pt, so he
has a useful five there, plus on the 17pt. 13-10 duplicates fives,
nothing else does

stefanp says: He can't safety the runner - 17-14 is probably best here

Ivan moves 13-11 11-10 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O           O    |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X       |
   | O                |   |  X                |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   | X                |   |                   |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X                |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   | X     O     O    |   |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: He duplicates fives - I think this may be wrong because
of my strong board. Can I double? How many hitting shots do I have?

stefanp rolls 4 and 6.

stefanp says: I missed - 12-22 looks best here. He has to safety his
two blots with the next roll

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

Ivan says: I can't do anything very constructive here. Now he has twos
to hit the 24pt as well as fives. I can safety one man and duplicate
twos, maybe the best there is. Got to be careful of a speculative
double in this game - already reasonably high gammon chance for him

stefanp says: He can only get one safe - a double is getting nearer
for me if I can hit the second man - or I may attack on the 24pt

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

stefanp says: Hitting is clear, and bring another builder down with
the four. If he dances or enters badly I may have a double. I think he
should have made his 10pt then with the three

stefanp moves 12-14 12-16 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O  X     X       |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X       |
   | O                |   |  X        X       |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   | X           O    | O |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 6 and 4.

Ivan moves bar-21 21-15 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O  X  O  X       |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O                |   |  X  X     X       |
   | O                |   |  X        X       |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   | X           O    |   |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: He enters, but awkwardly. Can I double? How many hitting
numbers do I have? 1, 3, 5 and 2 all hit, but if I miss he will be OK.
Better to wait

stefanp rolls 3 and 4.

Ivan says: I thought double/drop - is he playing for the gammon?

stefanp says: Two down from the midpoint, hitting and blocking the
entering 64 looks best

stefanp moves 12-15 12-16 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O  X  X  X       |   |  X  X     X     O |
   | O        X       |   |  X  X     X       |
   | O                |   |  X        X       |
   | O                |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   |             O    | O |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 5 and 1.

Ivan says: I'm sensitive to the outcome of this game - would rather
drop it as soon as possible. I haven't got a winnable position. From
here, I simply want to avoid a gammon

stefanp says: He anchors - I cannot double now unless I can make my
bar point for the prime

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

Ivan says: He must be thinking of a gammon; would've cubed by now if
not

stefanp says: Making the 4 point is clear

stefanp moves 15-21 19-21 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O  X     X       |   |  X  X  X  X     O |
   | O        X       |   |  X  X  X  X     O |
   | O                |   |           X       |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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 5 and 2.

stefanp says: 13-6 looks best for him

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

stefanp says: I have the prime - it's a double next roll now

stefanp moves 14-18 16-18 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   | O        X     X |   |  X  X  X  X     O |
   | O              X |   |  X  X  X  X     O |
   |                  |   |           X       |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O          |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O        X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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 6.

Ivan says: Making the bar and 2pt gives greatest spread but is unsafe
due to the 1pt man. I want him off that point

stefanp says: I will double no matter how he plays this - even if he
hits on the 1 point (which is probably best for him as it may make
someone not double!)

Ivan moves 13-7 13-7 7-1 7-1 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 4
   |          X     X | X |  X  X  X  X     O |
   |                X |   |  X  X  X  X     O |
   |                  |   |           X       |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O        O |
   |             O    |   |  O  X  O        O |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 7
    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: stefanp

stefanp says: I double - I think a big drop too

stefanp doubles.

Ivan says: At last

Ivan gives up. stefanp wins 1 point.
score in 11 point match: stefanp-5 Ivan-7