• 2018 - Position 220

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    Match Play. Red trails 0-4 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    For money this would be no redouble/beaver.

    At this match score Red doesn’t have much to lose. He will either have lost the match or be 0-6 down if he loses this game. He doesn’t need much excuse to redouble a position where a gammon with the cube on 4 will win him the match.

    He has that excuse here and must redouble. Not redoubling is a triple blunder.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Dec 22 2018 3:56PM by Peder

      RD/T. Trailing, get some gammon chances and turn the cube!

    • 2. Dec 22 2018 4:54PM by Leo

      RD/T. Once again the match score is everything. This is nowhere near a cube turn given an even match score or in a money game, but 3 away 7 away, there are sufficint gammon chances to justify turning the cube. Clear take - red's home board is weak, and white's is very strong.

    • 3. Dec 22 2018 6:23PM by Ben

      With only a 2 point board & his 5 point open I think Red does better to keep the cube here. He has lots of work to do before he becomes a threat to gammon White. NRD/Take.

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