Position 56, page 93
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

White to play 4-2.

I’d hit him with a 4-2 throw instead of making the W4 point; the combined value of setting him back and putting a builder on the very valuable W7 point compels this move.

In fact, you should hit this blot with anything you throw that shows a 6, and also with anything that shows a 1 (except the 3-1). Although in my discussion of openers I explained the advantages, on a 2-1, 4-1, or 5-1 throw, of moving a man from the W6 point to the W5, rather than W8 to W7, now, of course, the situation is different, and you should hit his blot. Putting him back on the bar is worth the difference of placing the builder on the lesser point.

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4-2: Game BG   Equity
1 13/7* W
−0.0731 x  *
2 8/4, 6/4 W
−0.0982 (0.0251) 

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