The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your board. After you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold 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 chips and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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