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2021 - Position 150

Updated: Sep 10


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


What is a trivially easy take in a money game becomes a big pass at this match score. If Red wins a gammon the match is over and that is a price that White cannot afford. He does better to drop and play from 2-2.


It takes discipline to drop positions like this but that is the way to winning match play backgammon.

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