• The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to shift your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of the opponent, your opponent does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

     July 11th, 2019  Lee   No comments

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