Position 55a, page 137
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

White to play 1-1.

You can bear off four men from your one point and be almost sure of winning a gammon, unless you must later leave him a shot and then get hit. You can make a more careful play of bearing just two men from the one point and moving two men from your five to your four point. Your chance to win a gammon will still be very good, and your risk of getting into trouble will be greatly reduced. If you are accustomed to wearing both suspenders and a belt, you can play even more safely by moving two men from your five point to your three point.

We recommend the middle course since the conservative play reduces your chance for gammon a trifle too much.

1/off(2), 5/4(2)
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1-1: Game BG   Equity
1 5/4(2), 1/off(2) W
+1.6559 x  *
2 3/2(2), 1/off(2) W
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