• The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces safely around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the opponent, your opponent does not even get to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

     June 18th, 2016  Lee   No comments

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