Position 33, page 101
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

White to play 6-3.

You are way behind. Without bothering to count, you have three men in your opponent’s inner board and only three in your own, while he has one man in your inner board and five in his own.

Your best play is to hit the blot on your five point with your man on his eleven point. You don’t mind if he hits you back; you hold his five point and are in no danger of being gammoned, and with four men back you can expect to get a shot at him later on after you have built up some sort of board against him. If he doesn’t hit your blot on your five point, you have a good start toward making that key point and have also slowed him down a trifle.

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White rolls 6-3

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6-3: Game BG   Equity
1 14/5* W
−0.3405 x  *
2 13/7, 8/5* W
−0.3867 (0.0462) 

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