• 2019 - Position 155


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

    Another prime versus prime and yet again it is redouble and take.

    The take is scary because half of White’ losses are gammons but he does win one third of the time. All that adds up to a take by 0.06 so it would be a bad mistake to drop. The double in such a volatile position is, of course, mandatory especially as you will get a fair percentage or drops.

    However, White has many different ways to win and the take is clear. One useful piece of information: On average it will take Red 5.9 rolls to extricate his rear checker.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Aug 25 2019 9:53AM by Leo

      I imagine there'll be plenty of passes here especially if the stakes are high, but I believe it's a clear redouble/take. Although white has 2 on the bar, red won't find it so easy to leap white's 5 prime as well as containing/closing out white's two back checkers.

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