• 2013 - Position 113

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    Match Play. Red trails 0-4 to 9. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    For money this is a well-timed redouble (Red loses his market on nearly all fives). It is nearly a blunder not to redouble. It is also an easy take.

    At this score it is nearly worth playing on for the gammon. However, always give your opponent the opportunity to make a monumental error! If White takes this redouble it is an octuple blunder.

    If the cube is in the centre, then the correct action is double and pass (but only just). For White to risk eight points and let his opponent get to Crawford is just not on. Pass quickly and play from 4-2 ahead.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Jul 9 2018 7:32PM by Peder

      I don't think this is a redouble for money. However, at this score I think Red must redouble. It may even be a drop for White, considering the gammon risk when Red gets her five.

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