Position 62, page 104
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

Should White
double to 2?

Here, your count is a half throw for the man on the W9, and one throw each for the four men on B11 and B12 — a total of four and a half throws to get in to your inner board. Black needs a half throw for each of his six men on the B7, B8, and B9 points; one throw for each of the three men on the W12 point, and one and a half throws for the man on the W10 point — a total of seven and a half throws to get in. If this is the case, you should consider doubling, of which more later.

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No double W
+0.9984 (0.0016) 
Double Take W
+1.4704 +1.0000 x  *
Drop +1.0000

  White should double and Black should pass  

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