• 2019 - Position 70

    XGID=a--B-BDAB--Ab----c-g-Cb---:0:0:1:00:1:2:0:7:10

    Match Play. Red trails 1-2 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    For money this is a solid double and a trivial take.

    Trailing in match it would be a double blunder not to double, given the percentage of gammons that Red wins. White’s six outfield checkers, Red stronger home board, White’s seven checkers on his 6-pt and the volatility all combine to make this a powerhouse double.

    It is a take for White and dropping would be an error, but it is certainly a scary double to take. If you elected to wait a roll and not double, you need to re-examine your doubling criteria.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Apr 22 2019 12:30PM by Leo

      Clear double. White is on the bar against a 3 pt board and red has ammunition to follow up the blitz. Not sure about the take, but I think it would be a little weak to pass. White is ahead in the race, and red has three checkers that still have to navigate out of white's home board and around.

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