• 2018 - Position 170

    XGID=-b---BDBB----Caa--de---bB-:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    A classic middle game position. Black has the advantage due to his excellent structure and command of the outer boards. Meanwhile White has a racing lead and all of checkers are still in play, even if they are somewhat awkwardly placed.

    The volatility is such that Red should double now. Not doubling is nearly a double blunder. White has a relatively comfortable take, dropping would be an error but not a blunder.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Oct 1 2018 4:18PM by Peder

      I think it's double/drop.

    • 2. Oct 1 2018 8:33PM by Leo

      Double/take. Red's structure is better, but the back checkers haven't moved and white is ahead in the race.

    • 3. Oct 2 2018 6:44AM by Rumen

      White has an anchor, boards are equal - I think easy take. Is it a double? I think so, because there are more than 25% market losers - 1/1 , 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 6/4, 6/3, 5/4.

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