• 2019 - Position 13


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

    Once more the broken prime does its work.

    Coupled with this White has a very poor home board structure. Those five checkers on his 4-pt are really ugly and he has a dead checker on his ace-point.

    If you move one of White’s checkers on his 4-pt to his 6-pt then Red does not have a redouble. As it is his redouble is very powerful. White has a take because of his huge racing lead but it is no bargain and many of his moves will be forced – by no means ideal.

    Not redoubling this position is a bad error as it is highly volatile.


    • 1. Jan 19 2019 6:39AM by Rumen

      I would definitely double this (easy take of course). Most of the market losers for Red would come not from Red rolling some joker, but from White rolling a bad number.

    • 2. Jan 20 2019 9:48AM by Leo

      RD/T. White is running out of time and red has outfield control. There are good chances of hemming white in and closing the loose blot out. Redouble. However,White could roll a two and wriggle out and around the board, and with that massive racing lead I think it's a take.

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