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Should you hit and make the point, or just come in and not hit?  That's the question most people, including me, ask themselves.  But did you even ask the right question?

The best play is to hit and break your 5 point!!!!!!

Don't tell me the bots aren't "creative."  

The bot realizes that it doesn't matter if you get backgammoned or just gammoned at this score, so you might as well make the play that is most likely to leave you with a well-timed acepoint game. 

In the actual game, of course, my opponent just played in, and the result was that by the time White started bearing off, Red had lost his 6 point and his board had crashed, so even if he got a shot and hit it, he was still probably a loser.