Position 80, page 150
From Backgammon for Blood, by Bruce Becker

Should White
double to 2?

Black still needs four throws to get his man on the bar into his inner board. But the men on W8 and W9 probably need one and a half throws each, the men on W12 and B11 need on throw each, and the man on B8 needs half a throw. This means a probable total of nine and a half throws before Black can begin bearing off. Therefore, because there is a good chance of a gammon, and because his back game position is virtually non-existent, I would not double.

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No double W
+1.8030 x  *
Double Take W
+3.5826 +1.0000 (0.8030) 
Drop +1.0000

  White is too good to double  

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