• The Basics 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 pieces carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the opponent, the opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is often used when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

     May 14th, 2020  Lee   No comments

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