• 2018 - Position 67


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

    White’s broken prime is a powerful factor here.

    When things go well for Red he will win a gammon and indeed, 40% of games end with Red doing just that. However. White wins the game 40% of the time and a quarter of his wins are gammons.

    All of this adds up to this being a marginal double for Red and a trivial take for White.


    • 1. Apr 11 2018 2:24PM by Peder

      I would risk a double here. Easy take, of course.

    • 2. Apr 12 2018 7:21AM by Leo

      I agree with Peder. 2 on the bar against a 4pt board looks strong, and red has some ammunition to back up the blitz. White has enough to take, as red has to balance extracting his two back checkers from white's broken 5 prime and containing and closing out white's two checkers on the bar.

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