# Game 3.
Starting a new game with stefanp.
stefanp rolled 5, Ivan rolled 4
stefanp makes the first move.
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - 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: Ivan - score: 1
    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 4 5.

stefanp says: I like to bring two men down with this roll rather than
splitting to a point he wants to make

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

stefanp says: Splitting his back men and 13-8 is nearly automatic here

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

stefanp says: Not a good roll for me. Coming up to his bar point may
start a blot hitting contest on his side on the board. I am not keen
to hit on my 1 point this early

stefanp moves 24-23 23-18 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |     O  O        X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                   |
   |                X |   |     X             |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   | O              X |   |  O  X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 1
    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: A rather noncommital move. I prefer 6-1* 8-7

Ivan rolls 1 and 6.

Ivan says: Make the bar point - starts a prime, and he's got one back
on the ace point. I can pick up the man on 9pt later

stefanp says: Automatic to make the bar point and hit - his best roll
other than 66

Ivan moves 12-18 17-18 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 1
   | X  X           O | O |     O  O        X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                   |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |                X |   |  X  X           O |
   | O              X |   |  X  X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 1
    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 still has no board - maybe I can escape a back man or
make an advanced anchor

stefanp rolls 4 and 3.

stefanp says: Now he has his bar point, the advanced anchor is better
than making the 9pt, as making the bar can lead to a blitz

Ivan says: Anchor

stefanp moves bar-21 24-21 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 1
   | X  X           O |   |     O  O        X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                X |   |                   |
   |                X |   |                   |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |          O     X |   |  X  X           O |
   |          O     X |   |  X  X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 1
    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 6 and 2.

Ivan says: Now I get the third man. His game is still good, even if I
bring this hitting man round the corner

stefanp says: Hitting on the 9pt is clear

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

stefanp says: bar-22 6-5 puts a man where I want it and duplicates
threes to some extent. A bold play is required because he has no board
and I am far behind in the race

Ivan says: Slot - duplicates threes

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

Pipcounts: Ivan 146   stefanp 164

Ivan says: Not quite a double. 18 pips ahead and a direct shot. But
threes are duplicated everywhere and I might not safety the man on 9pt

Ivan rolls 4 and 4.

Ivan says: Hit and make two points in my board: it removes half his
roll, starts my board, gives me a hit on the 5pt, and I'm ahead in the
race

stefanp says: Hitting on the 22pt is clear with two of them. 12-16(2)
with the other two is strong - his blots are not in danger because of
the blot I have on my 5pt

Ivan moves 18-22 18-22 19-23 19-23 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 1
   |    X        O  O | O |     O  X        X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O             |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |    X  X  O     X |   |     X           O |
   |    X  X  O     X |   |     X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 1
    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: A good play. I need to come in or face a cube

stefanp rolls 5 and 2.

stefanp moves bar-20 8-6 .
     1  2  3  4  5  6        7  8  9 10 11 12
   +------------------------------------------+ O: stefanp - score: 1
   |    X        O  O |   |     O  X        X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |     O           X |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                O |   |                   |
   |                  |BAR|                   |v    11-point match
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                  |   |                   |
   |                X |   |     X           O |
   |    X  X  O     X |   |     X           O |
   |    X  X  O  O  X |   |     X           O |
   +------------------------------------------+ X: Ivan - score: 1
    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

stefanp says: My move duplicates threes, but can't stave off a double

Pipcounts: Ivan 130   stefanp 160

Ivan says: 30 pips ahead and can hit with 1s and 3s. If I bring the
man on 9pt around it might be hit, but he has no board and a blot
(plus indirect shots off the bar at the 5pt). Cube.

Ivan doubles.

Ivan says: Take - a 4/5 holding game is good

stefanp says: A good double. Even if he doesn't hit me I have a poor
game. Drop

stefanp gives up. Ivan wins 1 point.
score in 11 point match: Ivan-2 stefanp-1

Ivan says: who made the right cube decision there? I think Jelly would
drop, but I would take