I came back to my apartment and entered my Conso match into XG2. I played at a PR of 3.85 and that included a whole load of cubes that I held off deliberately as my opponent was taking everything. My opponent played at a PR of 18.81.
I am reasonably pleased with how I played. I am obviously disapointed by the result.
Here is how it all ended for me. I was losing 8-6 match to 11 points.
I didn't cube this:
As I felt sure my opponent would still be taking in a few turns.
I then rolled 33 and my opponent rolled 54 bringing us to this position.
I felt I had to cube this as it is now a huge pass with my 17 pip race lead.
My opponent takes.
I roll 33, he rolls 63 and, of course I roll the 63 leaving the blot.
So we are in this position:
And my opponent recubes to 4!
Yes he did. He recubed to 4 from here.
Leading 3-away 5-away, holding a 2-cube and with 11 hitting numbers.
I take. He rolls the 3. I recube. He looks surprised and takes. I fan. He covers.
Consolation Number 2 here I come...