• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part One

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    The goal of a Backgammon game is to move your pieces around the game board and bear them off the game board quicker than your opposing player who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a round in Backgammon requires both tactics and luck. How far you will be able to move your checkers is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and just how you move your chips are determined by your overall gambling strategies. Players use a number of tactics in the differing stages of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Tactic

    The goal of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your checkers into your home board and bear them off as quickly as you could. This plan concentrates on the speed of moving your chips with little or no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s checkers. The ideal scenario to employ this strategy is when you think you might be able to shift your own pieces faster than your opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opponent doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking tactic.

    The Blocking Game Strategy

    The main aim of the blocking strategy, by the title, is to block your opponent’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your chips rapidly. As soon as you’ve established the blockade for the competitor’s movement with a couple of chips, you can move your other chips rapidly from the game board. You will need to also have a clear strategy when to extract and move the chips that you employed for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opposition uses the same blocking technique.

     November 2nd, 2009  Makenzie   No comments

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