Ken Larsen's Backgammon - GOLD tactic     

  

Given a choice of points to make, make the "golden point" (opponent’s 5-point).  This is most important to avoid being gammoned (GS = gammon save) … if you're 1-away from victory.

 

In the position shown the golden point is truly golden.  Red is only 1-away from winning the match.  24/22(2), 6/4(2) is 0.059 worse.

 

 

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