• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. Once you’ve successfully built the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is often utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique 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.

     April 12th, 2016  Lee   No comments

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