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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2023 -Position 70

Updated: Apr 20, 2023


Match Play. Red trails 3-5 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

This one really surprised me. 4-away vs 2-away gives the trailer maximum leverage and that means that Red should double this position (you really don’t much advantage at this score to double).

Amazingly, White should drop, and it is a bad error to take. I got my evaluation wrong over the board, thinking White had an easy take. Luckily, I did double and an immediate 44 saw me win a gammon and match. Lesson learnt!

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