“Three Great Games”
Rollout of Game 3, Position 30a
From Backgammon: the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

Black doubles to 4.
Should White take?

Should white take? In all money games, the answer is yes. Black can hit with any 2, 3, or 4, which means that 27 shots hit and 9 do not, making him exactly a 3 to 1 favorite. You will recall that 3 to 1 is the dividing line on whether or not one accepts a double. In this instance, white is neither over nor under. But the determining factor here is that if black misses, white has good double-game possibilities, since he has five men off already. But because this was a tournament match, and due perhaps to the score at the time or the psychological blow he had just been dealt, white thought it expedient to drop.

Rollout

Tom Keith 2013
Money play
Black owns 2-cube
Black on roll

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Checker play: 3-ply
Cube play: XG Roller
XGID=--BBCBB-----------A-aahAB-:1:1:1:00:0:0:0:0

 Cube Action Game G BG Equity No double W L .7414 .2586 .0000 .1311 .0000 .0299 +0.5198 (0.1561) Double Take W L .7601 .2399 .0000 .1293 .0000 .0261 +0.6759 +0.6759 Drop +1.0000

Black should redouble and White should take

Three Great Games,” Backgammon: the Cruelest Game

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