• 2018 - Position 156

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    Match Play. Red leads 4-0 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    Never be afraid to double when ahead especially if winning the game will get you to the Crawford Game.

    This position is a perfectly double and take, both for money and at this match score. Admittedly White will redouble earlier than usual at the match score but that should not dissuade you from doubling now.

    Not doubling is very nearly a double blunder.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Sep 12 2018 3:01PM by Peder

      For money this is D/T, I think. The possibility of getting to the Crawford game is an advantage to Red, but White will own a powerful cube. 0-5 is not inviting, so I take.

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