Position 64, page 113
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

Should White
double to 2?

It seems you have an excellent chance for a gammon: you need only four and a half throws to get in to your inner board, and your opponent — once he gets his man on the bar back on the board — needs at least twelve throws to get in. However, he is in a very good position to go into a back game, especially if you should be put in a position where you cannot avoid hitting him again, and so I say throw the cube and get it over with if you think he will refuse it. Beware of that greed which may lead you to take dangerous chances by going for the gammon.

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White on roll

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Cube Action Game BG   Equity
No double W
+1.5265 x 
Double Take W
+2.9344 +1.0000 (0.5265)  *
Drop +1.0000

  White is too good to double  

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