Position 15, page 26
From Better Backgammon, by Tim Holland

White to play 2-2.

The correct play is to move two men from your 6 point to your 4 point and two men from you 5 point to your 3 point. The result of these moves is that you have eliminated the possibility of having to leave a blot on your next roll and minimized the chances of this for the next few rolls.

If you were to bear two men off your 4 point, on your succeeding roll, the combination of 6 and 5 or 5 and 4 would force you to leave two blots.

In general, when bearing off, and your opponent holds your 1 point, there is less likelihood of being forced to leave a blot when you have several men on few points that it is when you have few men on several points.

6/4(2), 5/3(2)
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Black owns 2-cube
White rolls 2-2

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2-2: Game BG   Equity
1 6/4(2), 5/3(2) W
+1.3758 x  *
2 6/4, 6/off W
+1.2755 (0.1003) 

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