• 2018 - Position 210


    Money Play. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    Any gap in the home board in front of the opposing anchor is likely to cause problems during the bear-in and in this position Red’s open 5-pt gives White just enough chances to take Red’s strong double.

    Of course White needs a nigh-on perfect home board of his own in order to take the double because then he can contain any hit blot. In this position White has a strong enough home board.


    • 1. Dec 6 2018 8:04PM by Peder

      D/T. The open 5-point is a liability. The funny thing is that I am not sure how to play 21 for Red. He can fix the problem, but 8/6, 8/7 is a strong alternative.

    • 2. Dec 7 2018 10:50AM by Leo

      Agree with Peder. Clear double, and most probably a take due to the awkward bear-in for red. I would have no dilemna though with a 2-1 roll - I'd make the 5pt immediately.

    • 3. Dec 7 2018 3:21PM by Ben

      White is likely to hold on to his 22 point for just a couple of rolls. And I don't think it will generate very many shots. D/P.

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