From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker
||White to play 5-5.|
There is only one possible way to play this throw; it’s not a particularly good move but you have no choice. You move two men from B12 to W3.
Because you now have fewer alternatives with which to build a blocking board, you are not in as good a situation to opt for a back game, and your strategy after this opening should be more geared to a running game. I don’t like to have this forced on me, but you can’t fight the dice.
Tom Keith 2013
White rolls 5-5
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