“Three Great Games”
Rollout of Game 3, Position 9b
From Backgammon: the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

White doubles to 2.
Should Black take?

At this point, white doubles black to 2. It is interesting to speculate on whether or not white would have doubled if black had used the 1 to make white’s 4 point. Despite the fact that white has a good position, it is still a bold double. Black has no serious flaws in his game. He has a defensive anchor and opportunities for delay, and white is short on builders in his outer board. Black must have felt the same, since he accepted white’s double.

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Centered cube
White on roll

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Cube Action Game BG   Equity
No double W
+0.7005 x 
Double Take W
+0.6710 +0.6710 (0.0295)  *
Drop +1.0000

  White 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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