2022 - Position 131
Updated: Aug 10
Unlimited Games. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
The key point about this position is that most players would just roll the dice. Being on the bar against a four-and-a-half point board would put most people off doubling.
However, an ace for Red could put White into a lot of trouble and if he fans Red will win a lot of gammons. Even if Red fans White is a long way from a redouble. Using PRaT points us in the right direction. This is a huge double but also a comfortable take. Not doubling is a double blunder.
If you hadn’t been given this as a quiz problem would you have considered doubling?