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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2023 - Position 183

Updated: Nov 10, 2023


Match Play. Red trails 2-5 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

It is only the score that makes this a double. A doubled gammon gets Red to the Crawford Game and that is a huge reward, worth the risk.

In an unlimited game this would be no double/easy take. It would be a double blunder to cube this. As it is at the match score it would be a blunder not to double while dropping would be a quadruple blunder – Red still has a huge amount of work to do to win the game.

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