• 2018 - Position 174

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    Match Play. 0-0 to 5. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    For money it would be a double blunder to redouble here. With a fully active cube giving it away now is definitely wrong by a long way.

    However, at this match score, getting to 4-0 (Crawford) or even winning the match with a gammon is massive and not redoubling is a double blunder. For the umpteenth time the match score determines the decision.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Oct 11 2018 4:22PM by Peder

      White will not be pleased by a redouble. She has a take, but who knows?

    • 2. Oct 12 2018 3:19AM by Mackenzie

      Red must have a redouble, but I don't think that White has a take at this score. The recube value is so low, that I think White could only take for money (with Red dancing 1/4 of the time, White could have a potent redouble within a couple rolls).

    • 3. Oct 12 2018 6:54AM by Leo

      I think the take is crystal clear. it's the redouble that's in doubt. White has a massive lead in the race and if red misses the blot on his 5 pt (23 misses), white is not far away from scooting around the board and winning a gammon of her own. However, red does have 13 shots at the blot in his home board and some chances to contain and close out white's stranded blot. I think that gives him just enough to redouble.

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