I played Bar21(2), cleary better is to hit twice on 4 & 11..
Recently, I asked why you do some errors, on the world’s premier forum for backgammon http://www.bgonline.org/forums/. You can read the entire discussion here, http://www.bgonline.org/forums/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=131787.
One of the tips was to read the excellent artice of Kit Woolsey “The most common error”,http://www.bkgm.com/articles/GOL/Mar01/over.htm.
After reading that like five times I wrote a note to my self to have beside my laptop when playing. I wrote this.
- Look for all the moves.
- Keep in focus
- See alternatives
- Search second best move
- Have themes in mind
- Avoid plays which don’t feel right
- Be aware of the best rolls.
So I sat down and played many DMP-games, and after the session I wanted to analyse some of games where my PR was higher than 5. The position above forced me to take a break. I went for a long walk, and realized that the single most important factor was not mentioned on the note I made. SLOW DOWN YOUR PLAY!! I do not think it is possible to achieve all those other 7 things if you not aware slow down on the Tempo. Even if you have found a good play. Take 5-10 seconds more and look for a better play. To be honest I do not know if I will succeed in slowing down, but I think I’ve taken a step forward in my development tonight. Thanks!