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2019 - Position 190

By Chris Bray, Oct 16 2019 03:08PM


Money Play. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

A classic middle game double. Red has the advantage but trails in the race. The position is clearly volatile so it must be a double.

White has a take, although it is no bargain. With all his checkers in play he has several ways to win the game. That flexibility puts him into take territory. Dropping is an error but not a blunder.

Oct 16 2019 05:50PM by Mackenzie

Red leads in postion, race, and threat, and needs to activate gammons, so the double couldn't be more clear. I don't think White can take. With two rear checkers that haven't been touched and a blot where the mid-point should be, White is split in two.

Oct 17 2019 06:16AM by Leo

The double is clear, and I think white can take. Red is infact behind in the race and white's position looks playable.

Oct 17 2019 08:00AM by Peder

I think it's D/P.

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