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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2022 - Position 171

Updated: Oct 24, 2022


Unlimited Games. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

The formulas don’t quite get this one right because they don’t recognise the weakness of the gap on Red’s 3-pt. That gap is just enough to enable White to take Red’s very obvious double.

Even with that gap this only just a take but it reminds us that we cannot always judge bear-offs purely by using formulae. Common sense must also play its part.

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