• 2018 - Position 69


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

    A classic middle game position.

    Lots of potential for Red and a fair number of market losing sequences. White, on the other hand had a good home board and a lot of defensive possibilities, ranging from holding games to back games or even winning by going forward.

    Not surprisingly, this is a big double, but also a very clear take. The incorrect action, in either case, is a blunder.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Apr 15 2018 3:46PM by Peder

      D/T. Red has 16 pointing numbers on the 4-point. These are the good numbers, and even then White gets a reasonable backgame most of the time.

Photo crop (passport)

Web feed

Welcome to my blog of interesting backgammon positions.

These will be posted more or less daily and also tweeted. As I add a new position I will give a commentary for the previous one.

Follow me

Please leave your comments by clicking on the word 'comment' beneath the problem..

Readers are invited to send in their own positions for possible inclusion in Position of the Day to Chris.

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player