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There are three plays:  make your bar point, 11 point, or 5 point, and it's right, by far, to make the 11 point.

This is all about position and game plan.  Making the 11 point is the "racing play" and though the race looks close if you just look at the pip count, Red clearly has a racing advantage as White will have some difficulty extracting his back checker.

Making the bar gives up the mid point, and with two more checkers back, this makes running very difficult even if that checker doesn't get hit.

Making the 5 point is simply the wrong strategy here...as a general rule, you don't try to prime a single checker....it's just not that easy to do, and again, you leave too many blots.