• 2018 - Position 215


    Match Play. Red trails 2-3 to 5. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    Yet again, what is at best a marginal double for money becomes double and pass at this score.

    The facts that White cannot win the cube and that his gammons don’t count are huge factors in changing the money game decision into a drop at 3-away vs 2-away.

    The other factor is that 14% of the time Red wins a gammon and the match. That is just too much downside for White.

    I had this position against Sarah Adlam of the RAC in our London League match last week. She correctly passed as White and then won the match at DMP.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Dec 15 2018 12:19PM by Leo

      At this score, a clear double for red. Can white take? For money, I'd take this, but at this score I'm not so sure. I'd pass, D/P.

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