Blitz Reference – Double?

Money Play. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=aa-B-BC-A--AdDa--c-e----B-:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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There are many elements to Red’s game plan but his top priority is to make his 3-pt. Escaping his rear checkers is important but if he can lock up his 3-pt and  make a full six-point

Always have a game plan. 

Here Red is way behind in the race and has a weaker home board. Both these elements indicate that splitting the rear checkers is not the right plan.

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