The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part One

The goal of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and get them off the game board quicker than your opponent who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a game in Backgammon requires both tactics and good luck. Just how far you can shift your checkers is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and the way you move your chips are decided on by your overall playing tactics. Players use a number of strategies in the differing parts of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The aim of the Running Game plan is to lure all your chips into your home board and pull them off as quickly as you can. This tactic concentrates on the speed of shifting your pieces with little or no efforts to hit or block your opponent’s pieces. The ideal time to employ this plan is when you think you can move your own checkers quicker than your opposition does: when 1) you have less chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your competitor’s chips; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The main aim of the blocking plan, by the title, is to block your opponent’s checkers, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you’ve established the blockage for your competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other chips swiftly from the game board. The player really should also have a clear strategy when to withdraw and shift the pieces that you employed for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when the competitor uses the same blocking strategy.

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