Making the 9pt is such a natural play. But with the cube turned a couple extra gammons after 8/4 6/4 make this play come out just slightly ahead. Very tough play to figure out.
  White is Player 2
score: 0 pip: 135  Unlimited Game Jacoby  pip: 126 score: 0
Blue is Player 1  
XGID=aCDCAcDaaadbb:1:1:1:42:0:0:1:0:10 
Blue to play 42 
1.  Rollout^{1}  8/4 6/4  eq: +0.431 
 Player: Opponent:  72.87% (G:9.23% B:0.13%) 27.13% (G:2.66% B:0.07%)  Conf.: ± 0.002 (+0.430...+0.433)  [100.0%] Duration: 26 minutes 21 seconds 

2.  Rollout^{1}  13/9 11/9  eq: +0.426 (0.006) 
 Player: Opponent:  73.06% (G:7.37% B:0.11%) 26.94% (G:2.19% B:0.06%)  Conf.: ± 0.002 (+0.424...+0.427)  [0.0%] Duration: 25 minutes 58 seconds 


^{1} 15552 Games rolled with Variance Reduction. Dice Seed: 62360342 Moves: 3ply, cube decisions: XG Roller

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10
At DMP the two plays are tied.
  White is Player 2
score: 0 pip: 135  1 point match  pip: 126 score: 0
Blue is Player 1  
XGID=aCDCAcDaaadbb:0:0:1:42:0:0:0:1:10 
Blue to play 42 
1.  Rollout^{1}  8/4 6/4  eq: +0.466 
 Player: Opponent:  73.31% (G:7.85% B:0.25%) 26.69% (G:2.06% B:0.10%)  Conf.: ± 0.001 (+0.466...+0.467)  [98.9%] Duration: 1 hour 08 minutes 

2.  Rollout^{1}  13/9 11/9  eq: +0.465 (0.001) 
 Player: Opponent:  73.26% (G:6.19% B:0.20%) 26.74% (G:1.85% B:0.10%)  Conf.: ± 0.001 (+0.465...+0.466)  [1.1%] Duration: 1 hour 06 minutes 


^{1} 46656 Games rolled with Variance Reduction. Dice Seed: 62360342 Moves: 3ply, cube decisions: XG Roller

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10, MET: Kazaross XG2
A variant.
  White is Player 2
score: 0 pip: 137  Unlimited Game Jacoby  pip: 126 score: 0
Blue is Player 1  
XGID=aCDCAcDaaabbbb:1:1:1:42:0:0:1:0:10 
Blue to play 42 
1.  Rollout^{1}  13/9 11/9  eq: +0.449 
 Player: Opponent:  73.71% (G:7.77% B:0.09%) 26.29% (G:2.12% B:0.06%)  Conf.: ± 0.004 (+0.445...+0.453)  [100.0%] Duration: 4 minutes 32 seconds 

2.  Rollout^{1}  8/4 6/4  eq: +0.439 (0.011) 
 Player: Opponent:  72.86% (G:9.83% B:0.12%) 27.14% (G:2.73% B:0.08%)  Conf.: ± 0.004 (+0.434...+0.443)  [0.0%] Duration: 4 minutes 20 seconds 


^{1} 2592 Games rolled with Variance Reduction. Dice Seed: 68675974 Moves: 3ply, cube decisions: XG Roller

eXtreme Gammon Version: 2.10