• The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of your opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

     February 20th, 2019  Lee   No comments

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