The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or result a battered position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your competitor, the opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll 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 strategy are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game technique utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly used when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partially the result of the dice toss.

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