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2019 - Position 214

By Chris Bray, Nov 25 2019 02:24PM

XGID=-A-BbBB-H--------abccbb---:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10


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


White has a trivial take because of the awkwardness of Red’s position and in particular 4’s. The question is the double and this is right on the borderline, according to XG.


I would be inclined to wait and hopefully give White a more difficult decision next turn, but I wouldn’t blame anybody for doubling this now.



2 comments
Nov 25 2019 05:48PM by Peder

Looking at the pipcount, it's D/P. Then, if you look how fours play, you start to think it's a take. Perhaps not even a double?

Nov 26 2019 06:55AM by Leo

D/T. Red has the best of it, but the awkward stack on the 8pt might well give white a take.

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