Position 65, page 116
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

White to play 5-4.

Some people would bring the two blots to the W6 point, on the theory that not only are they safe but that two more men are in the inner board. However, the better move is to bring the man from the W10 to the W5, and the man from the W11 to the W7.

The reason is simple: having five men on the W6 point is of value to close another point only if you get double 1, 2, 3, or 4; having the builders on the 5, 6, and 7 points allows you to make a point with a 1-1, 2-2, 1-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-2, 1-2, 2-1, 3-4, 4-3, 2-4, 4-2, 4-5, 5-4, 3-5, or 5-3. Thus, by moving the first way (both to the W6) there are only four throws that can utilize these men; the second way give you sixteen possibilities.

Whenever you can, spread your men for the building purposes rather than piling them up on a single point.

10/5, 11/7  Not: 11/6, 10/6 24/15
Rollout

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XGID=-b---BCBB-AAcB---bcc-b--B-:0:0:1:54:0:0:0:0

 5-4: Game G BG Equity 1 24/15 W L .5909 .4091 .1670 .1484 .0102 .0087 +0.3243 2 24/20, 10/5 W L .5509 .4491 .1779 .1579 .0114 .0072 +0.1936 (0.1307) 3 24/20, 11/6 W L .5370 .4630 .1710 .1665 .0111 .0083 +0.1299 (0.1944) 4 11/7, 10/5 W L .5036 .4964 .1797 .1568 .0109 .0090 +0.0372 (0.2871) 5 11/6, 10/6 W L .4635 .5365 .1626 .1739 .0091 .0104 −0.1350 (0.4593) Not

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Backgammon for Blood (1974), by Bruce Becker