2019 - Position 209
By Chris Bray, Nov 18 2019 06:24PM
Match Play. Red leads 8-6 to 13. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
For money you can take or pass this double – your equity will be the same.
At the match score it becomes an easy take because of the power of the redouble to 4 by White. Four points will get him to the Crawford Game which is obviously very good for him.
I was White and took the double. My opponent’s next two rolls were 66 and 55 – c’est la vie!
D/T. I think it's a drop for money, but the score 3-away 7-away offers some interesting doubling decisions.
At this score, where white is behind in the match, I think it is clear double/marginal take. At an even match score, I would pass this as white.