• 2018 - Position 221

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    Money Play. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    If Red had eleven checkers off and had one checker closed out in this position he would wait to redouble until he knew where White’s three spare checkers were placed.

    If Red’s three checkers on his home board were on his ace-point he would be too good to redouble and should play until (and if) he is closed out and then redouble when White will have a very skinny take.

    In the actual position Red could get a second checker hit, although that is relatively unlikely. He should redouble now because of the volatility. White has a comfortable take.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Dec 25 2018 11:00AM by Peder

      ND/T. With eleven off, Red can get a take even if he is closed out.

    • 2. Dec 26 2018 9:06AM by Leo

      RD/T. Red is a big favourite here, even if he gets closed out. I'm not so sure about white's take, but any kind of gammon is highly unlikely, so it's a decision as to whether white can win 25% of the time. I don't have any calculation to work that out, but I think he can.

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