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Offline diane

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Position for your thoughts Herd...
« on: July 17, 2010, 10:51:28 AM »
White is on roll, should he recube, and should blue take?



Rocki and I discussed this position, I feel it is not quite a double, given the lead is only +4.  Rocki is happy for me to post this to discuss whether or not he was robbed blind  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 03:38:32 AM »
I haven't read the other replies yet, but it looks like a pretty clear double.  White is within a pip or two of it being a "racing double" (i.e. a double if it were a straight race).  But it's not a race and White has 12 rolls that are pretty devastating (any double, or the pick-and-pass numbers). That additional 33% to win this roll should push it over the edge.

Is White ahead? yup.  Are there market losers?  You bet!  Ship the cube.

Blue has some chances, so I think it's a take.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 02:09:20 PM »
Yet another misunderstanding to me in this one. I was so hard trying to see what is the score and match length (I even had to adjust my resolution to do so) that I didn't notice that the cube was already on 2.


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