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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2023 -Position 84

Updated: May 12, 2023


Match Play. Blue trails 0-2 to 7. Should Blue double? If doubled, should White take?

Very clearly, Blue should double as this is a volatile position and he has plenty of threats.

The combination of the 18-pt anchor, his own three-point prime and the fact that he has only one vulnerable checker give White a relatively comfortable take.

I don’t this is an obvious take, given that Blue leads by 18 pips in the race. However, the rollouts give White 30% winning chances and I don’t doubt the rollouts so, double and take it is.

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