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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2021 - Position 210

Updated: Dec 13, 2021


Match Play. Red trails 2-5 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

For money this is a close double and a trivial take. Red’s open 6-pt gives White many long-term chances and White’s home board is as strong as Red’s, at least for the moment.

At this score the double is stronger, but it is still a trivial take for the same reasons as above. White would be very unlucky to have both blots hit and closed out and then to lose a gammon. Dropping is a bad blunder.

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