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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2020 - Position 179

Updated: Nov 3, 2022


Match Play. Red trails 0-4 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

Most people think this is too good to double but XG disagrees. The combination of White’s ace-point anchor with the awkwardness of some of Red’s fours and fives means that Red should simply cash this game, although it is close.

Never forget the long-term strength of an anchor in positions like this one. White is in this game until the end with plenty of opportunity to get a late hit.

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