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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2023 - Position 89

Updated: May 29, 2023


Match Play. Blue leads 2-0 to 9. Should Blue double? If doubled, should White take?

Blue’s structure is very impure with the gap on the 4-pt, the dead checker on the ace-point and the blot on the 2-pt. That gap will create plenty of blot-leaving numbers as Blue bears in.

On the plus side Blue has a fifteen-pip lead in the race and White’s board may crash on the next roll.

All these factors contribute to Blue having a double, but only just. White has a trivial take, dropping would be a huge blunder.

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