• 2019 - Position 63

    XGID=aB-CB-B-B---bB---cBcbbaa--:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    Those two loose checkers in White’s home board give Red just enough of an edge to double although it is close. Red is sufficiently ahead in Race, Threat and Position to double.

    If he held the cube already then he would wait before redoubling and if the blot on White’s 2-pt was on his 3-pt, giving him a four-point board, then it would be a triple blunder to redouble.

    Clearly, White has an easy take of Red’s redouble as Red has a lot of work to do yet. It is only the fact that Red wins a gammon 18% of the time that allows him to double now (activating the cube).

    2 Comments

    • 1. Apr 11 2019 7:10AM by Leo

      Double/take. White is on the bar against a 4pt board, and red has a slight lead in the race. I think that's enough for a double. White isn't dead yet, and red has work to do to bring his checkers round, and white's board is/will be strong.take.

    • 2. Apr 11 2019 3:09PM by Peder

      D/T. Red has great freedom of choice. For instance, a 64 could be played 13/7, 18/14.

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