• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic relies on different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

     September 22nd, 2015  Makenzie   No comments

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