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2019 - Position 205

By Chris Bray, Nov 7 2019 05:23PM


Match Play. 2-2 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

For money this is a narrow pass and most formulae get this right. At the match score it is a comfortable take because of the power of White’s redoubles to 4 which get him to the Crawford Game.

Never ignore the strength of getting to Crawford.

Nov 7 2019 08:38PM by Peder

Double, of course, and I think White can take. Red is likely to have some wastage.

Nov 8 2019 01:55PM by Leo

Double and marginal take.

Nov 9 2019 07:38PM by Mackenzie

I don't think it can be a big error either way, but I would pass. In my experience, the extra pip carries a heavier weight than one might expect.

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