2021 - Position 97A
Updated: Jun 1, 2021
Unlimited games. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
It is rare to double with two checkers on the bar, but this is an exception.
Red’s strong home board is a long-term asset and his position is volatile enough to warrant a double. If Red rolls an ace his position becomes very strong.
Meanwhile, White has plenty of ways to win and he has the ace-point anchor for long-term equity.
Not doubling this position is a blunder but being scared into a drop is a 2.5 blunder! Clear double, clear take.