• 2019 - Position 52

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    Match Play. Red trails 0-4 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    The power of the redouble in match play is on full display here.

    What is clearly a beaver for White in a money game becomes a perfectly correct redouble at this score. Red can win a gammon and the match if things go well for him while, if things go badly, he will probably lose a gammon and the match. Therefore, he loses very little by redoubling but gains hugely when thing go well for him.

    The key here is not so much the individual position but learning the idea of redoubling in such situations. You won’t always get it right, but you can’t get it right if don’t even think about redoubling! In fact ,not redoubling here is a 2.5 blunder – that should give you something to think about!

    1 Comment

    • 1. Mar 26 2019 4:23PM by Peder

      RD/T. Small risk, big possible reward.

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