“Three Great Games”
Rollout of Game 1, Position 10a
From Backgammon: the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

Black doubles to 2.
Should White take?

Indeed, black promptly doubles because of these two open men in white’s board, and because white’s timing is bad.

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Tom Keith 2013 
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Centered cube
Black on roll

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Cube Action Game BG   Equity
No double W
+0.3210 x 
Double Take W
+0.1380 +0.1380 (0.1830)  *
Drop +1.0000

  Black is not good enough to double  

Three Great Games,” Backgammon: the Cruelest Game

Backgammon: the Cruelest Game (1974), by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

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