• 2018 - Position 96


    Money Play. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?

    Red has four fewer checkers off than White so it must be close to a redouble. The fact that White has an open 2-pt is crucial as he will miss several times once he gets his straggler home.

    Re leaves a shot on 61 and 51 but White will only win just over 1 game in 36 by hitting the exposed blot.

    The open 2-pt turns out to be much more important than the chance of the hit.

    It is a double blunder not to redouble in this highly volatile position. White can squeeze out a take but it’s closer than you might think.


    • 1. Jun 8 2018 9:49PM by Michael

      I counted 6 Vs 7 rolls (assuming white enters immediately) and this leads to a Pass.

      However if you consider that Red blots immediately with 61,51 (4/36)

      and with additional rolls on next exchange if he rolls poorly (e.g if he rolls 31)

      then maybe White can Take.

      I won’t pretend I can do such a complicated evaluation though, my verdict is still for a Pass.

    • 2. Jun 8 2018 11:29PM by Ben

      I don't think this is a redouble...............yet.

    • 3. Jun 9 2018 7:33AM by Peder

      RD/T. Typical slow bear-off with four less of.

    • 4. Jun 10 2018 6:12PM by Leo

      I think the redouble is clear. It's the take that's in question. Red will leave a blot on 61 and 51, and there are some further awkward rolls. White still has some chances to scoot around the board and win. A begrudging take.

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