• 2019 - Position 90

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    Match Play. Red trails 3-4 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    If Red loses this game he will trail 3-6 (Crawford) and have 18% match-winning chances.

    A winning shot at this score is enough to redouble. This shot might not win immediately but if missed White may leave more shots. All in all this is a crystal-clear double and not redoubling her is a double blunder.

    What for money would be a clear beaver becomes a strong redouble at this score. Yet again the score is the dominant factor.

    3 Comments

    • 1. May 20 2019 4:15PM by Peder

      RD/T. Normally, a direct shot is sufficient for a redouble at this score. White has to take, but will not be happy to do so.

    • 2. May 20 2019 9:12PM by Leo

      The score is everything in this position. Analysing this now, i can see that this is most likely a redouble and clear take - over the board I'm not sure If I'd be clever enough to redouble, and would probably just roll.

    • 3. May 21 2019 5:35AM by Mackenzie

      At this score, Red can redouble earlier than normal, since White would have point overages if they were to win from there. With that in mind, I would redouble as Red. White appears to still have a take, being far ahead in the race and with their own 4-point board to threaten with as well.

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