Position 51a, page 95
From Better Backgammon, by Tim Holland

White to play 4-3.

Here us another example of this strategy. Again the proper play is to enter and establish Black’s 4 point, and move one man from Black’s 12 point to White’s 11 point.

As in Position 51, you must maintain a solid defensive position in Black’s home board, which effectively puts a stop to his attack and at the same time starts an offensive of your own. If your blot on this 10 point is not hit, your chances of making a valuable point on your next roll are excellent.

bar/21, 13/10
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White owns 2-cube
White rolls 4-3

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4-3: Game BG   Equity
1 bar/21, 13/10 W
+0.1631 x  *
2 bar/21, 11/8 W
+0.0469 (0.1162) 

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