PRaT 2

Money Play. Should Red Double? If doubled, should White take?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=-aB-aBB-BAA-cB--ad-e---AB-:0:0:1:00:0:0:3:0:10

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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