Ken Larsen's Backgammon - HARD tactic     

  

Choice Given a choice between doing one of two good things. Do the hard thing first.

 

Here making the 4-point would be a blunder.  Red's higher priority is to exit his rear checker.  This is best done when your opponent is on the bar.  Note also that 4s are duplicated as gold needs a 4 to enter from the bar.

 

 

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