• 2019 - Position 4

    XGID=a-aBB-CBBB--d----c-bbb-AA-:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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

    You can view this position as prime versus prime with both players having two trapped checkers behind broken primes.

    Red clearly has the advantage with White on the bar. His small numbers make the 5-pt and large numbers escape a checker.

    It is a powerful double but White has plenty of ways to win and has all his checkers in play.

    With pleasing symmetry it is a 2.5 blunder not to double and a 2.5 blunder to drop.

    2 Comments

    • 1. Jan 7 2019 12:44PM by Leo

      Double/Take. Red has plenty of blitzing potential and gammons to go with it. However, I think white can take as red's 5 pt is open and he has two checkers completely cut off that he still has to bring around. Plus the fact that white's home board is currently as stong as red's, if not a little stronger.

    • 2. Jan 7 2019 8:14PM by Peder

      I agree with Leo, D/T. Fives and sixes are somewhat duplicated; good for attack and good for escape.

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