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2019 - Position 196

By Chris Bray, Oct 24 2019 01:47PM


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

Another good benchmark. This is the skinniest of takes for White and of course, a powerhouse double for Red.

Interestingly, if you put the White checker from his 9-pt onto his 6-pt, the position becomes a borderline double/no double and a trivial take.

Oct 24 2019 05:00PM by Peder


Oct 24 2019 07:58PM by Mackenzie

I agree with Peder. White is too far behind in the race to win by breaking contact, and it looks like the timing is off for continuing the holding game. Besides, White may never remake the 6-point.

Oct 25 2019 08:21AM by Leo

Double/Pass, but I think it's close.

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