Position 37a, page 104
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

White to play 6-3.

You can either move forward from the five point to the two point with the 3 and then bear a man from the four point with the 6, or you can bear off the blot on the five point with the 6 and bear a man from the three point with the 3. Either play leaves a blot exposed to a direct shot.

At first glance the plays appear equal, but there is a decided advantage in making the second play: it gets two of your men off instead of only one. If black proceeds to hit your blot (wherever it is exposed), the game is likely to come down to a photo finish, and that extra man off man mean a win instead of a loss for you.

5/off, 3/off
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Black owns 2-cube
White rolls 6-3

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6-3: Game BG   Equity
1 5/off, 3/off W
+1.2310 x  *
2 5/2, 4/off W
+1.1864 (0.0446) 

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