• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of the opponent, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game technique utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game plan is frequently utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

     January 8th, 2016  Makenzie   No comments

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