“Three Great Games”
Rollout of Game 2, Position 6a
From Backgammon: the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

Black doubles to 2.
Should White take?

At this point black gives a good gambling double. He has gammon possibilities, and white’s position is perilous. But white daringly takes in this position; he is perhaps showing off a bit because of the audience.

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Centered cube
Black on roll

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Cube Action Game BG   Equity
No double W
+1.1456 x 
Double Take W
+1.8408 +1.0000 (0.1456)  *
Drop +1.0000

  Black is too good to double  

Three Great Games,” Backgammon: the Cruelest Game

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

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