• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your pieces safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally used when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

     June 28th, 2019  Makenzie   No comments

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