Position 5, page 9
From Better Backgammon, by Tim Holland

White to play 6-1.

The correct play is to make White’s 5 point. Your 5 point long prime has made it almost impossible for Black to escape with his two men that are on your 1 point.

Even if Black makes his bar point, 5, or 4 point on his next roll he will not be able to maintain his position for long unless he can get his two men out from behind your blockade. You, therefore, should have no difficulty in moving out of Black’s board. The alternate play of hitting Black’s blot on Black’s bar point and making your 10 point would give Black the chance to roll 5 and 4, which would enable him to make your 5 point, thus giving him a good possibility to win the game. Even if he did not roll this admittedly 17 to 1 shot, you will find it difficult to make your 5 point.

11/5, 6/5
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Black owns 2-cube
White rolls 6-1

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6-1: Game BG   Equity
1 11/5, 6/5 W
+1.0134 x  *
2 24/18*, 11/10 W
+0.8434 (0.1700) 

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