• 2018 - Position 216


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

    Two on the bar normally indicates a pass but here White has a useful four-point prime on his side of the board and, crucially, Red has only nine checkers in the attack zone.

    Move a checker from Red’s mid-point to his 8-pt and the position becomes a pass. As it is White has a comfortable take of Red’s mandatory double.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Dec 17 2018 10:09PM by Leo

      Clear double for red. Two on the bar, another blot to shoot at and a significant racing lead. Can white take? Plenty of gammons here, but red has one checker behind a 4 prime and only 9 checkers in the blitzing zone. Against a good aggressive player, I'd pass, against a weaker player I'd take.

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