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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2022 - Position 205

Updated: Dec 16, 2022


Match Play. 0-0 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

Not many people would think of doubling this position and not doubling is the correct decision, but doubling is only a mistake and not technically an error.

It just goes to demonstrate the power of a five-point board coupled with your opponent having multiple outside checkers. In this position fully two-thirds of Red’s wins are gammons.

Of course, if Red doubles and then rolls double sixes he will know the backgammon Gods are on his side!

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