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2019 - Position 200

By Chris Bray, Oct 30 2019 05:39PM


Match Play. Red leads 3-1 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

For money this a close but correct take. The Trice formula gets this wrong, but Reichert gets it right.

The match score changes things completely. Now White’s redoubles to 4 are hindered because four points give Red the match with perfect efficiency. White will need to be more circumspect than usual when redoubling.

This turns the position into a very clear drop and it is a blunder to take.

Oct 30 2019 07:34PM by Leo

Double/pass. The racing lead is too much.

Oct 31 2019 09:25AM by Peder

D/P. According to Trice, White is one pip short of a take.

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