• 2017 - Position 222

    XGID=a--BBBB-B-A-bBb--cbc-bAA--:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    This one surprised me at first sight. I didn’t double and got flagged by XG in post-game analysis.

    In fact, this is just a double but a very easy take. The reason it is a double is the high percentage of gammons won by Red – 45% of his wins are gammons! That makes this position volatile enough to warrant a double.

    I must admit that in a chouette if my captain didn’t want to double I wouldn’t be arguing too hard for him to change his mind. However, this has made me reassess positions of this type - a useful reference for the future.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Dec 4 2017 5:27PM by Ben

      Red has quite a bit to do here despite his four point board, especially with his sixes being duped.

      And all of White's checkers are nicely in play.

      N/D:T

    • 2. Dec 4 2017 7:34PM by Peder

      I agree on the take, but I think Red should double, just to increase the pressure. D/T.

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