Position 64, page 104
From Backgammon, the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

Should White
double to 2?

Black should accept if white is the stronger player, whereas he should drop if black is an expert pitted against a weaker player, since there is little expertise left in this game. The doubler is a razor-sharp boomerang and it could be suicidal to allow it to fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, the giving of a double depends not only on the position of the moment but on the psychological make-up and technical ability of your adversary.

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No double W
+0.8031 (0.0831) 
Double Take W
+0.8862 +0.8862 x  *
Drop +1.0000

  White should double and Black should take  

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