A Tricky Question

Unlimited Games. How should Red play 53?
eXtreme Gammon ID: XGID=-BB-B-C-b--B-B-b-cBbb-bb--:0:0:1:53:0:0:3:0:10

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Always have a game plan. 

Here Red is way behind in the race and has a weaker home board. Both these elements indicate that splitting the rear checkers is not the right plan.

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This position occurs after Red opens with 61 (13/7, 8/7) and White responds with double threes played 24/21(2), 13/10(2). This is all about understanding game planning. When