• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she at all tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game technique utilizes different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is often employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

     June 9th, 2020  Lee   No comments

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