• 2018 - Position 97

    XGID=aBACBAB--Aa-----AA---bgcA-:2:1:1:00:0:0:1:0:10

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

    A number of players take this redouble because they reason they cannot lose a gammon as they have a checker off and a lucky hit for White can win him a gammon.

    Both statements are true but sadly White loses 83% of the time and this is a huge drop. It is worse than a 2.5 blunder to take. Not redoubling is also a double blunder. Quite often the game is effectively over after the next roll as nearly all of Red’s numbers work well for him.

    5 Comments

    • 1. Jun 11 2018 6:51PM by Peder

      If you don't redouble this, you should take up some other game. Solitaire, perhaps. White is in need of a miracle. RD/D.

    • 2. Jun 11 2018 8:55PM by Ben

      I'm not as confident about this redouble as Peder is. I'm not sure if Red has a redouble here with 2 open checkers in his home board AND his 5 point yet to be made. This, coupled with White having a checker off, suggests to me that Red needs to make his 5 point before he can effectively redouble.

    • 3. Jun 11 2018 10:15PM by Alastair Woods

      agree with Peder this must be a massive redouble. Does red actually have a bad roll here? 6's hit another blot and a bunch of those also make a 5th inner board point. 4's make the 5 point, 3's and 1's also make a 5th home board point. For white to get two blots home to safety from here is going to be a nightmare. Drop....!

    • 4. Jun 12 2018 4:32AM by Ben

      +I must be too timid for BG, Peder, can you teac me Solitaire?

    • 5. Jun 12 2018 8:34AM by Alastair Woods

      Ben - not necessarily timid - if you're not doubling this as red, then you must be taking as white - and it definitely looks a brave take!! :-p

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