• 2019 - Position 78

    XGID=a-B--CB-BAA-cBb--c-d--b-B-:0:0:1:00:0:3:0:5:10

    Match Play. Red trails 0-3 to 5. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    Once more a position that is no double for money becomes a very clear double at this match score.

    Red wins a gammon nearly 30% of the time when the blitz succeeds and getting to 4-3(Crawford) gives him a very clear edge.

    Not doubling is a double blunder.

    4 Comments

    • 1. May 1 2019 6:51PM by Leo

      This looks like a clear double at this score. I think white can take. All the checkers are in play, and the race even. Plus red hasn't moved his back checkers yet.

    • 2. May 1 2019 6:58PM by Ben

      I agree with Leo. D/T.

    • 3. May 1 2019 9:16PM by Mackenzie

      Clear double for red at this score. Like Leo and Ben, I would take as White here, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's a drop. White no longer has gammon value after taking.

    • 4. May 2 2019 10:59AM by Peder

      Looks like a clear double to me.I'm not so sure about the take. I would drop against a weaker player, but take against a strong one.

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