Search
  • Chris Bray

2021 - Position 204

Updated: Dec 3, 2021



XGID=--bB-BB-Ba--eB---A-cbBAAb-:0:0:1:00:2:3:0:5:10


Match Play. Red trails 2-3 to 5. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?


In a money game a double here would be grossly premature.


However, doubling kills the cube and Red’s gammons give him the match. So this becomes a classic 3-away vs 2-away double.


Meanwhile White has problems: a poorly structured home board: the stack of checkers on the mid-point; the two checkers stranded on Red’s 2-pt behind a solid Red structure and finally the loose checker on Red’s 9-pt.

All of these factors contribute to White losing a gammon 21% of the time and means the correct action for White is to drop the double, albeit not by much.



93 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

After two long years of COVID restrictions/limitations it is great to be back to somewhere near normal. I am taking advantage of this by having back-to back holidays for the rest of the month. As a re