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

   BAR: O-0 X-0   OFF: O-0 X-0   Cube: 1  Ivan rolled 6 5.

stefanp says: Run and play with 1 man back is best - I probably need
to split in response if I don't make an inner board point

Ivan moves 24-18 18-13 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |     O           X |
   | X              O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                 6 |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   | O              X |   |     X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 1 and 2.

Ivan says: I like 12-14 19-20

stefanp says: 12-14 for outfield coverage - 1-2 to cover more of his
outer board and go for the advanced anchor

stefanp says: 12-14 19-20 is also worth a try but I am not that far
behind in the match yet to want to play those sorts of moves

stefanp moves 12-14 1-2 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                 6 |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   | O              X |   |     X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 split is good - more threatening to my outfield, plus
he has outfield control. It's not so good if I can do something good
in my outfield this roll, though

Ivan rolls 2 and 1.

Ivan says: Because I've escaped a man, my priority here should be to
prime him. However, the split means I don't want to slot. If I step up
to 21pt hoping to run, he will split his backmen further and have a
lot more flexibility. Difficult for me to play safe then. I should
concentrate on the thematic priority - priming, but without adverse
risk.

stefanp says: Could be a better roll. 13-10 looks OK - leaving the
back man safe on the 1 point

Ivan moves 13-11 11-10 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |     O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   | O              X |   |     X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 1 and 1.

stefanp says: Need to keep his back man in and go for a prime. 19-
20(2) and 17-18(2) achieves all of these objectives - leaving outfield
builders to complete the prime - the only downside is losing the 17
point for he time being

Ivan says: if he primes, we're into prime vs prime - which is good for
me

stefanp moves 19-20 19-20 17-18 17-18 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |     O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                 O |
   |                  |   |                 O |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |             X  X |   |  X              O |
   | O           X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Well, I still have useful 6s from the midpoint

Ivan rolls 6 and 5.

Ivan says: but that's not one of them - that's a shit roll

Ivan says: choices: 13-2, 13-7 6-1*, 13-7 13-8, 10-4 13-8

Ivan says: I want to prime - bite the bullet time. Hitting on 1
doesn't do anything for me, it only reduces his hits

stefanp says: He has problems with this roll now because my bar point
is made and I have my back men split - an attack is probable

stefanp says: 13-7 8-2 is the big play. 13-8 10-4 puts a man where he
wants it

Ivan moves 13-7 13-8 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |  O  O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |             X  X |   |  X              O |
   | O           X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: I could consider a double here as I have a market loser:
63 or 53 - hmmm, best to wait a roll I think

Ivan says: Double and drop

stefanp rolls 3 and 2.

Ivan says: Missed opportunity - he's not thinking of a gammon, surely?
I think the double was clear - what does Jelly say about it?

Jellyfish says: I do not consider this postion a double - admitted
stefan can end up with an advantage (stefanp about 65% - can't
remember - will add exact equity later.

stefanp says: 32 is not the best roll but at least I can hit him and
get another of his men back. Mmy man on 17pt is vulnerable, but he has
no board - if he hits back on his bar point, a blot hitting contest on
his side of the board is OK for me

stefanp moves 2-5 5-7 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O | O |  X  O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |             X  X |   |  X              O |
   | O           X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 1 and 3.

Ivan says: b-24 10-7 is stripped and leaves backmen trapped

Ivan says: b-24 13-10 leaves him free to make my bar and continue his
prime

Ivan says: b-22 8-7 doesn't strip me, gives me the chance of an
anchor, and threatens his man on 17. The best play.

stefanp says: Hitting on his bar point is the best option for him to
keep me off guard and stop me making the 17pt. Coming in on 22pt also
exerts pressure on my man on 17pt. It also allows him to anchor there
in the future as he needs to get off my 1 point

Ivan moves bar-22 8-7 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |  O  O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |             X  X |   |  X              O |
   | O     O     X  X | X |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp rolls 2 and 5.

stefanp says: A choice - lock up my 4 prime or hit again? The hit is
best as it only leaves him with half a roll to play with - plus leaves
him with 3 men back

Ivan says: hit 7pt

stefanp moves bar-2 2-7 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O | O |  X  O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |             X  X |   |  X              O |
   | O     O     X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 3 and 2.

Ivan says: anchor on 22, clearly. I can slot the 4pt (dups his 3s,
three times), or strengthen the anchor (to run or hit), or safety on
the 8pt (weak), or go for backgame with 13-11 (yuck!)

Ivan says: the 4pt isn't very useful to me - just because I can
duplicate doesn't mean I should (according to Magriel)

stefanp says: He must hit again (b-23 10-7*) to stop me making the
17pt. His back men will not be in too much danger as I will only have
half a roll

Ivan moves bar-22 24-22 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |  X  O     O     X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X              O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Interesting play - 3s are duplicated for me. I don't
know if that is right - what will Jelly say?

Jellyfish says: Will add later - but I think this move by Ivan is OK

stefanp says: Can I double yet? 6s, 3s and 5s are all good for me -
but because of the duplication I'll wait another roll

Ivan says: I take if he cubes - plenty of play left and I'm not badly
primed yet. If I can hit, I must. Keep going forward. I'm glad my
midpoint isn't stripped - again, an important factor in this position

stefanp rolls 3 and 1.

stefanp says: Make the 17pt or hit - making 17 leaves my man very
vulnerable on his bar point. I think the hit is best - I am nearing a
double if he can't hit back

stefanp moves 7-10 10-11 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O | O |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X              O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 5 and 2.

Ivan says: well I'm glad I moved up to the 22pt

stefanp says: He must hit me to get his back men moving

Ivan moves bar-23 22-17 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                 X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X              O |
   |    O  O     X  X | X |  X  O        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp says: Can I double here? If he makes the 17pt he has a decent
game - best to hold off

Ivan says: If it was a take before, it's a take now

stefanp rolls 5 and 2.

stefanp says: I have to hit him again to keep him off balance and stop
him making the 17pt

stefanp moves bar-2 12-17 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O | O |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X              O |
   |    O  O     X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 4 and 3.

Ivan says: Although I'm not badly primed, I don't want him to make the
17pt. I'm well behind, let's make a tempo move - give me chance to hit
on 17 or 11 and keep going forward. Depriving him of half his roll
next move is important here I think.

stefanp says: A bad roll - he can't hit my man on 17pt. b-22 6-2 keeps
me off balance still, b-21 13-10 goes for my 4pt anchor

Ivan moves bar-22 6-2 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  O           O |   |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X              O |
   |    O  O     X  X | X |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp rolls 2 and 5.

stefanp says: My best roll. Hit and make the 17pt for the four-point
prime

Ivan says: This is now becoming bad.

stefanp moves bar-2 12-17 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X           O | O |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X           O |
   |    O  O     X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 3 and 2.

Ivan says: Have to make a choice now. I can't win by going forward (b-
23 13-11*). But I have a viable backgame if I anchor. However, I'll be
cubed out if I do b-23 (this is a good time to double against a
backgame). I like coming up to edge of prime.

stefanp says: Making my 2 point gives him a good back game - I can't
double now - b-22 13-11 is probably wrong

Ivan moves bar-22 23-21 .
    13 14 15 16 17 18       19 20 21 22 23 24
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
   | O  X        X  X |   |  X  X  O  O       |
   | O           X  X |   |  X  X     O       |
   | O                |   |  X        O       |
   |                  |   |           O       |
   |                  |   |                   |
  v|                  |BAR|                   |    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |  O                |
   |             O    |   |  O                |
   | X           O    |   |  O                |
   | X  X        O    |   |  O           X  X |
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
    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

Ivan says: His two men back are a liability - if he had one back,
double would be clear. His army is split - he'll find it hard to
extend the prime backwards AND escape his backmen.

stefanp rolls 5 and 5.

stefanp says: I need to get him off my 4 point (21pt) - this may be
the opportunity as I have to leave a blot

Ivan says: No choice

stefanp moves 2-7 7-12 11-16 16-21 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O | O |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O          |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X           O |
   |       O  X  X  X |   |  X  X        X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Ivan

Ivan rolls 5 and 4.

Ivan says: Coming out to 16 is the obvious choice - hitting twice
won't let me achieve much next roll. 13-8 is too stripped.

stefanp says: Hit on 21pt, then which 5 is best? Hit on his 1 point
maybe?

Ivan moves bar-21 21-16 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O          |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X           O |
   |       O     X  X | X |  X  X  O     X  O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp says: Do I have a double now? I think so, here goes

stefanp rolls 1 and 5.

stefanp says: Just as well!! A bad roll. I need my back men split at
the risk of the blot on 14pt - moving it to 19 is very inflexible - he
would prefer to make the 16pt than hit me, probably

stefanp says: Moving up duplicates 1s

Ivan says: Bad roll. If I can get the 16pt I'm back in the game and
can play positively again

stefanp moves bar-5 14-15 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X           X  O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O          |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                 O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X           O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 6.

Ivan says: Make the 16pt or hit on 5pt? Clear choice - hitting is
terrible. Where to move the 5? One down (13-8), slot 3 or hit on 1?
One down is most attractive to do good things next roll. I don't want
the 3pt, and I don't want a tempo move ....

Ivan says: .... I'm not going to hit on 16 with a 1

stefanp says: He can't hit me but makes 16pt - I can't prime him now.
It also covers his outfield more - now I cannot double yet

Ivan moves 22-16 13-8 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X           X  O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                   |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O        O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 6.

stefanp says: Have to get my back man moving - covering the blot on
15pt gives me more landing places - he must break either of his points
to hit me

Ivan says: 1-7 15-18

stefanp moves 5-11 12-15 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |     O        X  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                   |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X     O |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 6.

Ivan says: Come out with the 6 and assert my outfield position.
Slotting 4 doesn't achieve much. Hitting on 11 gives me a chance - I
need to build, but should be aggressive, too

Ivan says: Plus he doesn't have any really good rehits (save 11)

stefanp says: Hitting breaks his midpoint but he has the 16pt to act
as a midfield outpost - getting his back men moving is also good

stefanp says: Still no double

Ivan moves 22-16 13-11 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X              O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |        O          |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X       |
   |       O     X  X | X |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp rolls 4 and 1.

stefanp says: Do I hit and break the midpoint? This gives up all my
outfield control and must be wrong. I am ahead in the race and need to
get my back men round

Ivan says: What is my theme now? Holding game - his timing is going
around the midpoint. I've got lots of play here - is looking better
for me. Stefan should have cashed earlier on (after my 65 I think it
was)

stefanp moves bar-4 1-2 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   |    X     X     O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |        O          |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X       |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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 5.

Ivan says: I don't care much about hits on 13 - they're difficult for
him to get away with. I've been too reactive in this game. Time to
play more positively

stefanp says: Making the 11 point gets his outfield point back -
hitting on the 4 point may be better than 13-9 - keeps me off balance
again

Ivan moves 16-11 8-4 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   |    X     O     O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                   |
   |       O     X  X |   |  X  X  O  X       |
   |       O     X  X | X |  X  X  O  X     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp rolls 4 and 4.

stefanp says: The hit is forced - now do I make 21pt or 23pt? Dumping
checkers behind his anchor is not a good idea - making 21pt looks best

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

Ivan rolls 3 and 1.

Ivan says: If I remake the midpoint, I get buried in his board. If I
hit on 15, he strips on re-hits, and a third man back is good news.

stefanp says: He must come in on 22pt or the man on 24pt is primed.
Which 1 is left? 6-5 puts a man where he wants it - let's see

Ivan moves bar-22 16-15 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   |    X     X     O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                   |
   |       O  X  X  X |   |  X                |
   |       O  X  X  X | X |  X     O  O     O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: stefanp

stefanp says: I think I have a double again here - I have a lot of
hitting numbers - any 1, 3 or 4 - but I lose my midpoint, which is key
while I still have 2 men back - lets wait a roll

stefanp rolls 1 and 1.

stefanp says: One of my best rolls - hitting 2 of his men is very
strong; I then I have the chance to pick up the 3rd. Making an anchor
in his board is too passive

Ivan says: Best roll - gammon on

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

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

Ivan rolls 3 and 6.

The only possible move is bar-22 .
Ivan moves bar-22 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: Ivan - score: 1
   | X  X     X     O | O |     O        O  X |
   |                O |   |     O        O    |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                   |
   |       O        X |   |                   |
   |       O  X  X  X |   |  X                |
   |       O  X  X  X |   |  X     O  X       |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: stefanp - score: 0
    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: Do I have a double or am I too strong? I have a long way
to go with 3 men back - a double I think and get on with the next game

stefanp doubles.

stefanp says: And a big drop also

Ivan says: What? no backgame, no board, no prime. Gammon time.

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

Ivan says: I'm glad to end that game - I'm sure he gave up a lots of
equity by doubling