I hope you considered hitting with 22/16* and then swiftly rejected it. The last thing Red wants to do here is lose a gammon. Losing a single game is of little consequence because White
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Match Play Enigma
Match Play. Red trails 2-3 to 5. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=--baBBB-B---bE--ab-db--a-B:0:0:1:00:2:3:0:5:10
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