2021 - Position 42
Updated: Mar 4
Match Play. Red leads 2-0 to 7. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?
This position is very deceptive. White has the long-term equity of his 3-pt holding game. Meanwhile Red still has to escape his last rear checker and he has three dead checkers on his 2-pt. An immediate double fours does him no favours.
For money this is a redouble (just) and take but at this score a redouble is very nearly a double blunder. White will need only 10% winning chances to redouble to 8.
Red must hold on to the cube and hope to use it when he can give White a difficult decision.
Once again, the match score dominates the cube decision.