• 2019 - Position 8

    XGID=-AaB-aDAC---dB-a-b-db---B-:0:0:1:00:4:5:0:7:10

    Match Play. Red trails 4-5 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

    For money this would be no double/beaver but once again the score has a dramatic effect and it becomes a double. Of course, White has a trivial take.

    The vast majority of players would not even consider doubling this position, but an expert will recognise the potential of the position. With eleven checkers in the attack zone there will be a fair few gammons to be had.

    Technically, not doubling is an error.

    3 Comments

    • 1. Jan 11 2019 10:06PM by Leo

      The match score is crucial. In a money game I doubt if this is anywhere near a double, but at this score the potential gammons might swing this towards a double. Clear take for red.

    • 2. Jan 12 2019 4:10PM by Peder

      D/T. White has committed the mortal sin of splitting her back men. Paytime! (Should I mention that the double is very thin?).

    • 3. Jan 14 2019 8:36AM by Leo

      I do of course mean clear take for white!

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