2019 - Position 218
By Chris Bray, Nov 29 2019 04:24PM
Match Play. Red leads 5-4 to 13. How should Red play 22?
Quite simply, if Red does not hit he must pass White’s double. After a passive play such as bar/23,24/22(2), 8/6 he is behind in race, threat and position and being behind in all three elements normally always indicates a pass.
After bar/23, 13/9*, the other 2 can be played 24/22 or 23/21. There is virtually no equity difference between the two plays. When in doubt, hit. That might just bring Red’s three-point home board into play.
If Red doesn't take some actions, he is losing the game. He must use his better board and play bold - bar/23, 24/22, 13/9.