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2020 - Position 185

Updated: Oct 19, 2020


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Match Play. 0-2 to 5. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?


In a money game this would be no redouble/beaver! However, at this score Red has a perfectly valid redouble. A gammon wins the game and match for him and, if things go wrong, he is not giving up much equity as, if he fans, he may well be the one losing a gammon and the match anyway.

Not redoubling is a blunder. White has a trivial take of course but I have seen players drop positions like this as White for fear of losing a gammon and the match.

Note: the solution to Position 184 has been changed. I made an error when rolling out the position.

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