• 2019 - Position 74


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

    A very clear double for Red in a highly volatile position.

    White has to let this one go. He wins 27% of the games but loses a massive 22% gammons. He is effectively playing with only 8 checkers and many of his moves will end up being forced. Not all 3-pt holding games are takes and this is one that definitely isn’t. It is a blunder (just) to take.


    • 1. Apr 26 2019 4:12AM by Mackenzie

      For me, this is a tricky one, but I believe it's D/T. Red may be way behind in the race, but White appears to be in some trouble. White has a blot in danger, two back checkers that could be difficult to extricate, and no possibility of priming to help with this. Red has fantastic outfield control. However, White isn't losing too many gammons with that 22-point anchor. Furthermore, they still own a 4-point board and could get a lucky shot. On top of this, Red has a lot of work to do in bringing those rear checkers around.

    • 2. Apr 26 2019 5:05AM by Leo

      Double/pass. White's rear checkers are totally disconnected and most of his plays will be forced. Red has full control in this position, despite the racing deficit.

    • 3. Apr 26 2019 3:50PM by Peder

      I agree with Leo. D/P.

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