Backgammon - BEAROFF tactic
Play made to maximize
Rules of thumb here are:
ďA point cleared is a
point not to be feared."
Keep an even number of
checkers on your outermost two points.
Keep a good distribution
of spares if your opponent has checker(s) in your home board.
If you're behind in the
race, don't move checkers to your low points.
Keep them on your high points to maximize the benefit of
throwing high doubles as those are the only rolls which will win
6/OFF is 0.071 worse. Note
that the race is even.
6/4/OFF would leave checkers on just three different points. 2/OFF,
5/1 leaves checkers on four different points.