Ken Larsen's Backgammon - GG tactic
Gammon Go – increase the likelihood of winning a gammon. You should do this if you're trailing in a match and can benefiting substantially by winning a gammon … for example, if your opponent is 1-away from winning the match.
In the position shown red is trailing 4-1 in a match to 5, and the cube has already been turned to 2. A gammon loss will not hurt red any more than a regular loss, because a loss of any kind will end the match. Therefore, red can afford to take a higher amount of risk and hit gold. This will improve his chances of winning a gammon and the match. Not making this aggressive move would be 0.216 worse, a blunder.