• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part One

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    The objective of a Backgammon match is to move your pieces around the game board and get those pieces off the game board quicker than your competitor who works just as hard to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a round of Backgammon needsrequires both tactics and fortune. Just how far you will be able to move your chips is up to the numbers from rolling the dices, and the way you move your chips are determined by your overall playing strategies. Players use a few strategies in the different stages of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Strategy

    The goal of the Running Game plan is to bring all your pieces into your inner board and bear them off as quickly as you can. This plan focuses on the pace of advancing your checkers with absolutely no time spent to hit or barricade your opponent’s pieces. The best scenario to use this technique is when you believe you might be able to shift your own checkers quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have less checkers on the board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your competitor’s pieces; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking tactic.

    The Blocking Game Strategy

    The main goal of the blocking strategy, by the title, is to block your opponent’s checkers, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you have created the barrier for your opponent’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can move your other pieces quickly off the game board. The player really should also have a good plan when to withdraw and shift the checkers that you used for blocking. The game becomes intriguing when the opposition uses the same blocking tactic.

     August 22nd, 2009  Lee   No comments

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