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2019 - Position 201

By Chris Bray, Oct 31 2019 05:00PM


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

It is close but Red should double. The double is based on activating his gammon threat as more than half of his wins are gammons.

White has a trivial take based upon entering very quickly combined with the games where Red crashes his board when he can’t escape his rear checkers.

Nov 1 2019 08:08AM by Leo

Double/take. Red has the best of it with a five pt homeboard and white on the bar. However, I think white has a comfortable take, with the 4pt open and red with a lot of work to do to extricate the back checkers and bring them around the board whilst simultaneously trying to close out white.

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