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.