• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

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    The objective of a Backgammon match is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and get those pieces off the board quicker than your challenger who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. How far you can move your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and how you shift your chips are determined by your overall playing tactics. Players use a few tactics in the differing parts of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Strategy

    The goal of the Running Game tactic is to lure all your checkers into your inner board and bear them off as fast as you can. This strategy focuses on the speed of advancing your checkers with absolutely no time spent to hit or barricade your opponent’s checkers. The ideal scenario to employ this strategy is when you believe you might be able to move your own checkers quicker than your opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

    The Blocking Game Plan

    The primary aim of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to stop the opponent’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about moving your checkers quickly. After you’ve created the blockage for your opponent’s movement with a few chips, you can move your other chips quickly from the board. You really should also have a good plan when to withdraw and shift the pieces that you employed for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the competitor uses the same blocking tactic.

     March 25th, 2019  Makenzie   No comments

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