• The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

    The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your chips around the game board and pull those pieces from the board quicker than your challenger who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match of Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and luck. How far you will be able to shift your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing the dice, and just how you shift your checkers are determined by your overall playing strategies. Enthusiasts use different techniques in the different stages of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Technique

    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 can. This strategy focuses on the pace of shifting your chips with no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s chips. The ideal scenario to use this technique is when you think you can move your own chips faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer checkers on the board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) the opposing player doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

    The Blocking Game Strategy

    The main aim of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to stop the competitor’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about moving your chips rapidly. After you’ve established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few chips, you can shift your other checkers swiftly from the game board. You should also have an apparent strategy when to back off and move the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when your opponent uses the same blocking tactic.

     March 7th, 2016  Makenzie   No comments

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