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Old 02-09-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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Up 7 to 4 in a match to 9. White turns cube. Take or pass?

White - Pips 153 (-3). Match Score 4/9

Black - Pips 156 (+3). Match Score 7/9
White doubles. Take or Pass?
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Up 7 to 4 in a match to 9. White turns cube. Take or pass?

It feels like a take. White has about a 1.5 roll lead in development and is on roll. But it is still very early. Even if we are gammoned, we are still in the match. Probably should do some match table calculations, but I'm inclined to gamble.

No doubt the correct answer is the opposite, for exactly the same reasons.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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Re: Up 7 to 4 in a match to 9. White turns cube. Take or pass?

Since it's such a big take for money, and not super-gammonish, I think it's OK to take at the score. If White trailed 5 to 7, that would be a different story.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:02 PM   #4
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Re: Up 7 to 4 in a match to 9. White turns cube. Take or pass?

It looks a bit too early for White to double for money. Trailing so much in a match makes it a sound double then. Is it a take? At some crazy gammon-sensitive score like 4-away/2-away or maybe 9-away/5-away with the cube going to 4 yeah it's probably a pass. But here, I don't think so. I think Blue can still take.
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