• The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The goal is to move your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game plan relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is often utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

     June 25th, 2021  Makenzie   No comments

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