• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions with hope to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is often used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

     December 7th, 2019  Makenzie   No comments

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