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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2020 - Position 107

Updated: Jun 16, 2020


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

I included this position because it is fascinating to see just how massive the error is in taking.

In a money game it is worse than a sextuple blunder to take because you give up 0.5 equity points. The combination of the broken prime and White’s inflexibility (how does he play 42 for example?) makes this s truly terrible take. The position actually occurred with Red trailing 0-4 to 13 when the take was even more horrendous.

I was Red and won gammon very easily. In fact, a third of Red’s wins are gammons.

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