• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces safely around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic 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 she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game plan uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is generally utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

     March 10th, 2022  Makenzie   No comments

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