• 2018 - Position 171

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

    (b) Match Play. Red trails 2-5 to 7. Should Red double? If, doubled, should White take?

    My apologies but in my haste to depart on holiday I had the wrong player on roll. The correct diagram and questions are shown above.

    For money White’s structure is so bad that he has to pass Red’s double. However, at the match score, because two points give him exactly the number he needs to win the match, the position becomes an easy take. Once again, the match score is of paramount importance.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Oct 2 2018 3:28PM by Peder

      ND/T in both cases. Possibly a beaver for money, if that is part of our rules.

    • 2. Oct 2 2018 8:51PM by Mackenzie

      I would agree with Peder on this one. The only advantage Red seems to have from this position is that they are on roll. That being said, my guess is that this position is not quite a beaver.

    • 3. Oct 7 2018 7:24AM by Leo

      ND/T in the match situation. Red has a huge stack on the one point and two gaps which weakens his position considerably. For money, as white I'd be rubbing my hands if red doubled and beaver.

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