• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or result a battered position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of your competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

     January 31st, 2016  Makenzie   No comments

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