Position 90, page 173
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

White to play 6-1.

Your correct play is to move to the position shown in Diagram 92 below.

You calculate that black needs four rolls to get off, so you will have three more turns; thus, your plan is to give yourself the best chance to get off in those three turns. Now you won’t need to roll any doubles, and with a man on each point you will be certain to get two men off on your next roll.

Diag. 92: 6/off, 2/1
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6-1: Game BG   Equity
1 6/off, 2/1 W
−0.2349 x  Diag. 92

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