• 2019 - Position 85


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

    This type of position is deceptive. It is surprisingly difficult to bring Red’s checkers home safely and he normally leaves a fair number of indirect shots.

    It is a double and not to do so would be blunder. Equally well White has a very comfortable take and dropping would also be a blunder. Once you have seen a position like this you know what to do but I have seen many a player drop such doubles as White.


    • 1. May 10 2019 4:09PM by Peder

      The double should be obvious. Can White take? I think she can. Racing chances, indirect shots and cube ownership adds up to a take. But it's no bargain.

    • 2. May 11 2019 4:57PM by Mackenzie

      I believe that if White fans another turn, it will be a clear drop, so Red must double now. It looks to me like White has got enough winning chances to take. D/T

    • 3. May 13 2019 10:34AM by Leo

      Red has a clear double. Just on the pip count this looks like a clear pass. However, red has some wastage on his 1 and 2pts and needs 7 crossovers before he can start bearing off, in comparison to white's 5. I don't like it, but as white I'd take.

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