The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic uses alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.