The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and pure luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is frequently utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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