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2020 - Position 127

Updated: Jul 16


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Match Play. 0-0 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?


As a general rule of thumb nearly all prime against prime games are doubles and takes.

If this was a money game that maxim would apply here. It would be a strong double and a comfortable take.

However, the score, despite it being 0-0, makes a difference! Losing four points in a seven-point match is expensive and that is just enough to swing the decision to a pass although it is very close.

The reason for posting this position is to remind everybody that the match score can have an influence on cube decisions, even if it is 0-0.

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