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2020 - Position 232

Updated: Dec 24, 2020


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Match Play. Red leads 2-1 to 5. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?


Interestingly this is a much stronger double at the is score than it is for money. That is because two points get Red to match point (Crawford) with his opponent on an odd number of points, which is ideal.


For money this is only just a double but at the match score it is nearly a blunder not to double. As usual it is the score that dominates the doubling decision.


It is an easy take for White, of course, because of his very powerful redoubles, when Red will need 40% winning chances to take.






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