• The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing 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 last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is commonly utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

     March 17th, 2017  Lee   No comments

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