2019 - Position 176
By Chris Bray, Sep 24 2019 12:06PM
Money game. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?
Is the power of the broken prime plus two opponent checkers on the bar sufficient to combat a pure five-point prime?
If gammons didn’t count White could take this redouble but he loses a gammon 25% of the time from here. White needs too many things to go right for him to be able to take this cube. Instead he must take his medicine and pass. Taking is actually a blunder.
NRE/T.Needing to escape both of his back checkers & his 5 point open makes a redouble here premature.
RD/T. Red's position is very strong. He can make the 5-point with 16 rolls and jump the prime with another 11.
As red I would redouble this, and I think it's a pass for white. Just too many gammons.