• 2018 - Position 159

    XGID=abBB--DBA-A-cA-A-b-c-bbA--:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    White has anchor and other than the blot on the bar no other weaknesses.

    Red meanwhile has five blots but crucially he is roll and threatening to make another home board point. He will win a gammon about a quarter of the time from this position.

    Those gammons and the volatility of the position are just sufficient to give him a double, but it is very close. White has a trivially easy take – dropping would be a quadruple blunder.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Sep 15 2018 3:33AM by Ben

      With 5 blots open & 5's & 3's duplicated I say nd/t here.

    • 2. Sep 15 2018 8:37AM by Leo

      Red is massively ahead in the race, and as far as I can see has only two bad rolls (66 and 44). All other rolls make key points or consolidate nicely. White has one on the bar. Double. White's position looks solid. There are no extra blots and his home board is strong. He has an anchor on red's 1pt. Take.

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