• 2019 - Position 159

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    Match Play. 2-2 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    Only a timid player would redouble this position and only a true optimist would accept the redouble!

    Red should play on for the gammon that he will win over 25% of the time.

    Redoubling is a double blunder.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Aug 31 2019 11:39AM by Leo

      If doubled, as white I'd pass in a shot. I think red should hold off redoubling as there are some gammons in the air!

    • 2. Aug 31 2019 3:15PM by Mackenzie

      I agree with Leo. I think that Red can play on for the gammon, at least until White enters.

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