Click to follow
ONCE MORE it is time to provide you with a little mental exercise to amuse you during the festive season. First prize is the new book Jerry Grandell: His most important matches by Ortega & Kleinman. The two runners- up can choose between my own book Backgammon: An Independent View and Bill Robertie's new book (as yet untitled) that will be published in mid- January. Entries, which should reach me by Saturday 8 January 2000, can be sent to 18, Glendower Road, London SW14 8NY, or to my email address

Christmas Quiz 1999

Question 1

Money game, black on roll.

a) Should black double?

b) If doubled, should white take or drop?

Question 2

Double match point. Black on roll. How should he play 31?

a)8/7*, 9/6

b)8/7*, 7/4

c)8/7*, 21/18

Question 3

Money game, black on roll.

a)Should black double?

b)If doubled, should white take or drop?