2010-07-09 Match Cube/Answer

This is one of those very unusual positions where it is both too good to double for the doubler, and a take!   White shouldn't double simply because he wins so many gammons, and the match, by playing on without doubling.  Red should take because if he does, and then redoubles, not only do White's gammons become worthless, but the 30% times he wins the game, he also wins the match, and that's better than his odds by dropping.


(Many thanks to Todd Crosner for sending me this position)


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