Position 74, page 156
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

Black to play 6-2.

It is black’s roll, and his men are nicely placed, but we still hold his one and five point.

Black rolls 6-2 — an embarrassingly good roll. He has two ways to play it. One is to make his two point. The other is to give up his nine point in order to reinforce his bar and three points. We have a slight preference for the latter play (b), but we would not object if our partners in a chouette wanted to make the other move (a).

(a) 8/2, 4/2 x
(b) 9/3, 9/7
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6-2: Game BG   Equity
1 8/2, 4/2 W
+0.6146 x  (a)
2 9/7, 9/3 W
+0.5085 (0.1061)  (b)

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