Position 73, page 128
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

White to play 4-1.

Remember that you are not required to make the higher move first: you can move the lower one first if you wish. I have seen good players forget this in the heat of battle; it’s an easy mistake.

The correct play is to make the one move first, from the 4 point to the 3 point, and then to bear this man off. It’s obvious, but sometimes too obvious. Unfortunately, some over-anxious players take off the man from the 4 point, and then move a man from W3 to W2, leaving a vulnerable blot on W3. A simple mistake.

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White rolls 4-1

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4-1: Game BG   Equity
1 4/off W
+1.9829 x  *
2 4/off, 3/2 W
+1.6076 (0.3753) 

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