• 2019 - Position 20

    XGID=a-BBBBB-Aa----bbBbbcBb----:1:1:1:00:0:0:0:5:10

    Match Play. 0-0 to 5. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    My opponent optimistically took my redouble but even though Red doesn’t get anything like full value from his gammons this is still a very big drop. For money this would be a horrendous take!

    Red has plenty of time escape his rear checkers and that other White blot is ruinous for him. White does much better to let this one go and play from 0-2 down.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Feb 6 2019 4:16PM by Ben

      Redouble/Drop.

    • 2. Feb 6 2019 6:09PM by Leo

      RD/P. red has enough timing to pick up the loose blot and roll 4s to escape his two back checkers before white has any counter play. The gammon risk is too high for white - best to pass.

    • 3. Feb 6 2019 7:52PM by Peder

      RD/T. At 1-1 I would pass.

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