The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game technique relies on seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is frequently used when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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