The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The aim is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or result a bad position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game plan utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is generally used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice toss.

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