Move number 3: Black to play 33
Pip counts: Red 152, Black 155
Position ID: 4PPgBSDg28EBMA Match ID: cIltAQAAAAAA
The match has barely started and the race is even. Black has to balance his slightly favourable blocking position with Red having succeeded with escaping one of his back men.
Move number 3: Black to play 22
Pip counts: Red 127, Black 158
Position ID: hm+DAyCwc+EBIg Match ID: cAlpAUAAGAAA
Black is further behind in this position and can't escape his back men so is looking to contain the remaining Red blot in his home board.