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Clearing the 5 point is right by a lot.  It's a little surprising since there are 5 checkers on the 6 point, but it's still the right play by far.  Of course, with 4 or 6 checkers on the 6 point it is still correct.  By the way, it's also usually right to make this play in similar situations if your opponent just holds the 1 point, but if he holds the 2 point, it's generally better to play off the 6 point.