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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2022 - Position 6

Updated: Jan 13, 2022


Match Play. Red trails 2-3 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

This one fooled me completely. It looks like a clear double and then a clear pass because of Red’s twenty-seven pip lead in the race. Obviously White has some hitting potential l but with an open 6-pt can that really be relevant?

In a money game the answer is no but at this match score White, perhaps surprisingly, has a very clear take. The reason is the efficiency of White’s redoubles to four because four points wins him the match exactly.

This cube efficiency turns a money drop into a very clear take and in fact, dropping is very nearly a blunder. A truly fascinating and instructive position.

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