• 2018 - Position 209


    Match Play. 0-0 to 5.Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    A classic case of a really volatile position. Red only wins 51% of the time from but over 60% of those wins are gammons. If Red fans White will win with a redouble.

    Red hits just often enough to make this a correct double. White, of course, has a trivial take. In a money game the decisions are the same.


    • 1. Dec 5 2018 7:50PM by Rumen

      Does White has a take? I think so - 25% of the time Red will stay on the bar, 1/5,1/6, 2/5, 2/6 are also quite bad for him. On the other hand, Red would win MANY gammons. The position is volatile - double/take.

    • 2. Dec 6 2018 2:58PM by Ben

      What's the match score?

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