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2021 - Position 59

Updated: Mar 29


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Money Play. Should Red redouble? If redoubled, should White take?


All prime vs primes positions are doubles and takes, so the saying goes. In this case the saying is wrong.


Red is not quite strong enough to redouble with those rear checkers languishing on the 24-pt and if White rolls an ace his 4-pt holding game will keep him alive for a long time. Redoubling is an error but not a blunder.


However, it is a great practical redouble. You will get enough drops here from all but the best players to justify the redouble.


The position came from a training game. My student did redouble and won a backgammon!

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