All positions of Test 4 emphasize playing small doublets . Keeping that in mind let’s see the answers one by one:
Bob Koca is leading in the race and prime. With this dice he can cover his blot and therefore make his prime stronger. By improving his stronger features he can now start solving weaker aspects (coming out of 21 anchor) of his position and send a cube easier.
In this highly race-natured game, Ed O’Laughlin can use this small non-racing doublet to make his 5-point and also block high doublets of his opponent. While doing this he should also discourage his opponent running with one checker.
Before the storm windows should be secured. atilam can use this small doublet by securing an anchor in his opponent’s board and then use the rest to make his 4-point. Ten checkers in the attack zone can be dangerous if no preventive measures are taken. An attack also means leaving the initiative to your opponent.
To hone in on our advantages and make life harder for our opponent. That is the idea 🙂 3-3 will run Bob Koca 12 pips and it will give him a substantial lead by 8 pips in the race. If he can also increase his blocking power with this move, it will be delicious and even a cube can show up soon. It will probably be a pass because the opponent’s life will get worse most of the time.