Position 66b, page 110
From Backgammon, the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

White to play 5-1.

On the other hand, if the doubler is in black’s corner, white should make his best tactical play — that is, to hit black’s blot and to use the 1 to make his bar point, thereby giving black only a 5-3 to hit. Because white cannot use the doubler to knock black from the game, the duel will be won or lost on the field; hence, white must make his best tactical maneuver. Here again it can be seen how the doubler influences the action, circumscribes one’s choices and dictates the way in which the men are moved.

22/17*, 8/7
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Black owns 2-cube
White rolls 5-1

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5-1: Game BG   Equity
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2 22/17*, 7/6 W
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