• 2018 - Position 212

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    Match Play. Red trails 0-2 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    A position that is no redouble/take for money becomes a big redouble at this score because of the cube leverage. Not redoubling is a blunder.

    Red wins a gammon and the match 20% of the time from here provided the cube is on 4. White has an easy take although I have many a player drop this sort of position. Unless you redouble you will never find out if White is one of those players!

    2 Comments

    • 1. Dec 10 2018 2:17PM by Ben

      Having 5 in a row is awfully strong. However, having to escape two checkers is quite a challenge here. I think Red needs to improve his flexibility before he can redouble. No re/take.

    • 2. Dec 10 2018 8:05PM by Rumen

      The match score makes it easier for Red to turn the cube, but I really don't see market losers here, except may be 5/3. I would not double.

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