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

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

stefanp says: Making the 4pt is clear

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

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

Ivan rolls 2 and 2.

Ivan says: He's made a point, started priming (even if very early for
that sort of thing), and I'm sensitive to gammons. I can't build
better than he did with 22, so I make a point which will serve me
throughout the whole game as well as stopping gammons (mostly)

stefanp says: As I have made my 4pt he should probably make my 5pt -
he is in the game until the end then. A bit on both sides of the baord
is also OK here

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

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

stefanp rolls 5 and 4.

stefanp says: I need to go for an advanced anchor, as he has my 5pt,
and bring a builder down. Running into his outer board doesn't achieve
much as it allows him to hit me while bringing a builder down

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

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

Ivan says: Good move - I will hit loose, but with his 4pt already
made, my 5pt anchor doesn't give me a win by any means

Ivan rolls 1 and 3.

stefanp says: Making 20pt is clear

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

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

stefanp rolls 2 and 4.

stefanp says: I am still ahead slightly in the race and need the
advanced anchor. I don't want to leave a blot in my outer board, as he
would like to leave the anchor while hitting

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

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

Ivan says: Inviting me to blitz. Will hit loose again to stop him
anchoring, anyway

Ivan rolls 3 and 6.

stefanp says: As he has to leave a blot, hitting on the 21pt is clear

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

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

stefanp rolls 4 and 4.

stefanp says: My best roll. Making the 9pt is a must. For the last
four, I don't want to give up my midpoint, so 8-4 looks best

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

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

Ivan says: I prefer 13-9(3)

Ivan rolls 4 and 3.

Ivan says: More men back plus an anchor - obvious move

stefanp says: Not too good - he must leave another blot. Hitting is
probably right here, but I don't know - Jelly?

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

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

stefanp rolls 3 and 2.

stefanp says: I must hit back

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

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

Ivan rolls 2 and 5.

Ivan says: bar-2 12-17 leaves him free to point or run. Thematically I
hit, so I do. It also gives me a useful extra man on the 5pt for
exerting outfield presence. Easy take if he doubles

stefanp says: In with the two and covering 17pt is best I think.
Hitting on the 21pt is too loose

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

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

stefanp rolls 3 and 4.

stefanp says: I don't want him to get the second anchor so I must hit
him off the 3pt

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

   BAR: O-0 X-2   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

Ivan rolls 3 and 3.

Ivan says: Hitting twice (making 23pt) is very wrong. I've got the
extra on the 5pt so don't need to get hit too often, therefore don't
slot the bar. Just two down - creates nearly as many builders

stefanp says: His best roll!! He is having very strong dice all
through this match! Hitting on the 3pt and 12-15(2) looks best to me,
making some outerboard blocking points

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

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

stefanp says: I have to get the two men on my 4pt into play!

stefanp rolls 3 and 3.

stefanp says: Not much choice here

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

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

Ivan rolls 5 and 1.

Ivan says: Double hit is counter to the position. Use the extra on 5pt
- that's what it's there for - and bid for the bar / keep builders

stefanp says: The double hit is probably best here as he has to leave
a blot

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

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

stefanp says: I think he may have made an error there - Jelly?

stefanp rolls 3 and 6.

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

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

Ivan rolls 4 and 2.

Ivan says: Be creative, flood - I can absorb any hits with my double
anchor

stefanp says: A difficult choice - I don't know here. Hitting is
probably right as there are no other safe plays

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

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

stefanp rolls 4 and 4.

stefanp says: Well if he is going to play a back game, may as well get
it over with now. I must try to stop him making a 3rd anchor, though

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

   BAR: O-0 X-3   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

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

   BAR: O-0 X-2   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: stefanp

stefanp says: Can I double here? I need to stop him making my 2pt for
sure - no double yet

stefanp rolls 6 and 5.

stefanp says: Hit him off the 2pt

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

   BAR: O-0 X-3   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

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

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

stefanp rolls 1 and 2.

stefanp says: Hit him again. I may be able to stop the 2pt anchor

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

   BAR: O-0 X-2   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  turn: Ivan

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

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

stefanp says: Good, he didn't anchor on the 2pt. Now I need to tidy up

stefanp rolls 2 and 4.

stefanp says: Making the 11pt is a strong blocking point for me here -
better than keeping the midpoint. It also acts as a pseudo midpoint

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

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

Ivan says: That forces me to play many sixes from the midpoint - an
unpleasant thought

stefanp says: Sixes play badly for him now

Ivan rolls 5 and 4.

Ivan says: Excellent, I need an outfield point. I don't like running
to the midpoint - I don't want to run off it again soon if I can help
it

stefanp says: Hitting is probably best in case I come in awkwardly,
but hitting helps my timing

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

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

Ivan says: In this position it's probably overrated to seek being hit.
I've got enough play off the 5pt to keep fluid for the time being, and
I shouldn't give him the chance to hit and pass, followed by me
dancing, followed by him starting to clear points

stefanp rolls 1 and 3.

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

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

Ivan says: I thought he'd anchor then. I want to flood using fives if
I can, otherwise I play sixes from the midpoint, given its not-quite
redundant status at the moment

Ivan rolls 6 and 5.

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

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

stefanp says: He brings a running man around - no harm if it is hit

stefanp rolls 1 and 2.

stefanp says: Now making his 4 point (21pt) is clear, but I must run
off it next roll

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

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

Ivan says: The play is so slow it's quite difficult to get a feel for
the flow, which is probably hampering play on both sides

Ivan rolls 4 and 1.

Ivan says: I mustn't give up any anchor. The midpoint is not very
useful here, and I can block 55 at least

stefanp says: Making the 16pt is best - breaking the midpoint is OK
because he has my bar point

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

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

stefanp rolls 6 and 4.

stefanp says: Running is clear. Leaving 2 blots is not necessary -
having two spare men on 11pt gives me a bit of flexibility

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

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

Ivan rolls 3 and 3.

Ivan says: Moving the 7pt men out to 10pt or 13pt puts them out of
threatening play. Dumping 16pt men on 22pt is very wrong. Hitting
loose on 21pt (12-21*) makes me recycle, then 16-19 for want of a
better alternative

stefanp says: He may hit, as breaking my bar point is not good for
him. 12-21* 16-19 is OK. 7-13 remakes a midpoint and is also OK here

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

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

stefanp rolls 1 and 5.

stefanp says: Forced

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

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

Ivan rolls 3 and 6.

Ivan says: I didn't get the five I wanted to own the outfield, but can
get that later. I'm not giving up 7pt

stefanp says: He cannot make the 21pt. An awkward roll for him - 16-22
19-22 looks OK

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

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

stefanp rolls 3 and 2.

stefanp says: I must hit as it buys me some time to get out

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

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

Ivan rolls 6 and 1.
Ivan can't move.

stefanp says: He dances - doubling here would be wrong for me

stefanp rolls 4 and 3.

stefanp says: Bring the back man round

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

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

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

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

Ivan says: Awful roll - I lost a big asset (the 7pt)

stefanp says: An awkward roll as he could not play sixes - my blocking
points worked. I still cannot double in case he makes the 3rd anchor

stefanp rolls 3 and 2.

stefanp says: If I don't hit him he may remake the bar point. If i hit
he may make the 2pt. I like the hit best and see what happens

Ivan says: He can hit the 7pt easily and safely, but I can probably
retain play by running off or breaking the 5pt

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

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

Pipcounts: Ivan 197   stefanp 102

Ivan rolls 1 and 5.

Ivan says: The 3pt is not much good to me unless I can hit/run off it,
so I create the extra man needed for that. No point hitting - he just
comes in with fours. I don't need to keep moving forward (unlike some
'backgames' which really aren't)

stefanp says: The hit back is clear as my points are now stripped, but
it also adjusts my timing again

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

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

stefanp says: He does not hit. I think this is wrong - Jelly?

stefanp rolls 4 and 2.

stefanp says: I want flexibility on the 6pt and 8pt - making 2pt is
wrong

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

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

Ivan rolls 2 and 1.

Ivan says: I'm not moving to the outfield - a hit and pass by him
leaves me unable to hit when I normally can. I restart my board

stefanp says: Slot points as soon as possible for him - this is the
right play and gives him a good six to play

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

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

stefanp rolls 2 and 5.

stefanp says: The 11pt must go - clear from the back and don't ask
questions. Also gives me much needed flexibility. Clearing the 9pt is
next

Ivan says: Eight rolls clear the 11pt safely, and that was one of
them. Now it'll be difficult to get a shot - I'm not deep enough

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

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

Ivan rolls 4 and 1.

Ivan says: Again, not moving out. Wait for 5/6, 44 or 43

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

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

stefanp says: Leaving a blot on my bar point there would just play
into my hands - his is the right play

stefanp rolls 6 and 3.

stefanp says: Get ready to clear the 9pt - sixes are now awkward for
me without the spare on my 8pt - no other way to play it

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

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

Ivan says: Most sixes leave a shot

Ivan rolls 5 and 6.

Ivan says: Cover the 21pt

stefanp says: He needs to get spares in the outer field so he has
timing

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

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

stefanp says: When do you double a back game? Not until you only have
one point to clear in front of the anchors. It is too early here - I
must roll

stefanp rolls 2 and 6.

stefanp says: Virtually forced. I must not leave a blot here

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

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

Ivan rolls 1 and 4.

stefanp says: Makng 21pt is clear

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

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

Ivan says: only four rolls leave a shot?

stefanp says: Can I double here? I think not yet - I have a lot of bad
rolls here

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

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

Ivan rolls 5 and 2.

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

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

stefanp says: Still no double yet - this is getting awkward

stefanp rolls 1 and 5.

stefanp says: I must leave the blot - best to leave it on the 9pt
rather than the 6pt!

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

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

Ivan says: I have 25 hits (70%). If I hit, let's assume I win. Good
money double, but at this match score I don't know. I'll worry about
the cube after I hit

stefanp says: If he doubles here I must take at this score

Ivan rolls 1 and 4.

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

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

stefanp says: He hits, but breaks the 5pt to do it. I need to enter
well here

stefanp rolls 3 and 6.
stefanp can't move.

Ivan says: Now I simply flood - even got chances to get a second man.
Lots of work to get a gammon out of this, though, so I cash it

stefanp says: If he doubles I think I must drop - there are too many
ways to leave a second blot

Ivan doubles.

stefanp gives up. Ivan wins 1 point.
score in 11 point match: Ivan-8 stefanp-5