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  • Writer's pictureChris Bray

2024 - Position 48

Updated: Mar 18



Match Play. Red leads 4-2 to 7. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?

This position is taken from the UBC2023 Final. Sander Lylloff (Red) correctly doubled) and Mochy (White) correctly took.


I think most players would double as Red but quite a few would drop as White. However, Red cannot play this position as a blitz because of White’s perfect prime. This gives White more time to enter and/or hit a fly shot whilst Red still has seven checkers to bring home. This in turn, gives White an easy take of Red’s double. Dropping is a double blunder. Mochy went on to win the game.

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