• 2019 - Position 151


    Match Play. Red trails 3-5 to 11. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    For money this is a trivial take and only just a redouble.

    It is a very different story at this match score where a gammon with the cube on 4 wins the match for Red with perfect efficiency. For that reason it is very nearly a blunder to take the redouble. White should drop and play from 5-5.


    • 1. Aug 19 2019 6:59PM by Mackenzie

      I would certainly redouble this, especially being down in the match. The only rolls that do not make Red's 5-pt are 6-6 and 5-5. If White doesn't get a fly shot on the following roll, it could be awfully tough to wriggle out. And if Red wins a rare fluke gammon, Red and White are shaking hands. On the other hand, White is far ahead in the race and will probably win a gammon with most wins. But I'll guess RD/P on this one. I think the fight of 15 to checkers to 1 is too overwhelming.

    • 2. Aug 19 2019 7:44PM by Leo

      RD/P. Although white might wriggle out and scoot around the board, I don't think it happens enough for this to be a take.

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