Why is this the best move?

Analysing a game played on Gridgammon and GNU suggests the move I made faced with the above position was ‘bad.’ I moved 13/9 6/4 but the best move according to GNU was 23/21 6/2*. I can understand why hitting the blot on my 2 point is a good idea but why move 23/21 and why is this better than 24/22 or 13/11 or 6/4?

I’m leading 3-0 in a 7 point match.

Please comment below if you have any thoughts on this. Thanks!


2 thoughts on “Why is this the best move?

  1. The advanced anchor – if you make it – is in a much better place if it can see out past Red’s structure with 6s. The 22 point is going to be harder to get away from if things go well for you.

  2. Xg likes either 13/11 to 23/21. 23/21 does two things, slots an advanced anchor and gets ready for escape. 24/22 is just a crap version of 23/21.

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