The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your pieces safely around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he/she at all tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized 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 tactic is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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