• 2018 - Position 28


    Match Play. Red trails 2-4 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    What would be no redouble/beaver for money becomes a clear redouble/take at the match score. Hopefully by now you are beginning to get a sense of just how skewed cube decisions can be when the score is taken into consideration. Particular care should be taken by both players when a redouble is involved.

    Here the redouble kills White's gammons and if Red loses the game with the cube on 2 he will trail 2-6 (Crawford) with 15% match winning chances. A gammon loss (which happens 22% of the time) will leave him with 0% match winning chances so as you can see he doesn't need much of an excuse to redouble.

    Cubeless Red wins 51% of the time from here and that more than sufficient reason to redouble. Not redoubling is a bad error but not quite a blunder.


    • 1. Feb 10 2018 11:22AM by Peder

      RD/T. The point is to make White's gammons worthless. There is also some overage.

    • 2. Feb 11 2018 7:16AM by Rumen

      I confess - I am considering a Double here only because of the QF. It is PVP position and Red have some strong market losers like 11, 22, 44, 42, 64. This also kills White's gammons. May be D/T.

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