• 2019 - Position 110

    XGID=--BaBBE-a---bB--Ab-db-c-A-:1:1:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    When I looked at this initially I thought it was a clear redouble but it turns out to be borderline and whether you redouble or not Red’s equity is the same.

    The take is very clear as White’s home board is good and Red’s structure is far from perfect. If he hits with a 5 he has to give the mid-point and if he hits with a 3 and gets hit back White could quickly turn the game around.

    The position looks more threatening that it is, so over the board I would redouble and expect to get a few drops.

    4 Comments

    • 1. Jun 18 2019 4:07PM by Peder

      RD/T. Race, position and threats normally indicate a drop, but here White has very significant counterplay.

    • 2. Jun 18 2019 5:29PM by Ben

      I'm a lot more sure of the take than I am a double here. However, with a better board,being on roll & some threats I say D/T.

    • 3. Jun 18 2019 8:18PM by Mackenzie

      Clear redouble, especially given how volatile the position is. Red will hit with anything except 42, 44, or 66. However, White has quite a number of return shots, a decent board, and a Red checker trapped in their home board. I would take, but I believe the take is thin.

    • 4. Jun 19 2019 6:24AM by Leo

      For mre the take is crystal clear, but the redouble is not. White's position is solid enough despite the two blots, and as this is a redouble red has to have more threats than just with an initial double as he is giving away cube control at a higher level. I think red has those threats, but my guess is that it's marginal.

Photo crop (passport)

Web feed

Welcome to my blog of interesting backgammon positions.

These will be posted more or less daily and also tweeted. As I add a new position I will give a commentary for the previous one.

Follow me

Please leave your comments by clicking on the word 'comment' beneath the problem..

Readers are invited to send in their own positions for possible inclusion in Position of the Day to Chris.

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.


Get Flash Player