Position 56a, page 107
From Better Backgammon, by Tim Holland

White to play 2-2.

This position illustrates a direct contrast with Position 56.

Now it behooves you to make the prime, preventing Black’s escape. Nor are you concerned about being hit on Black’s 12 point. If Black hits you, you will merely wait until he is forced to open his board, whereupon you will resume your plan of closing your board and then bearing off.

One final thought concerning Position 56: If you are forced to leave a blot on your 9 point (having used the play of moving both men from Black’s 12 point to White’s 9 point), which would occur if you subsequent roll were 6 and 5, this blot could only be hit with 6 and 2, a 17 to 1 chance.

13/7, 9/7
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