• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part One

    The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and pull them off the board quicker than your competitor who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a round in Backgammon requires both tactics and good luck. How far you can move your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and the way you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing plans. Players use a number of plans in the different stages of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Strategy

    The aim of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your chips into your home board and get them off as fast as you could. This plan focuses on the pace of moving your checkers with absolutely no time spent to hit or barricade your opponent’s pieces. The best scenario to use this tactic is when you think you might be able to move your own pieces faster than the opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the game board; 2) all your checkers have past your competitor’s pieces; or 3) your opponent does not use the hitting or blocking tactic.

    The Blocking Game Technique

    The main goal of the blocking tactic, by its name, is to block the opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about moving your chips quickly. Once you have established the blockage for the opponent’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other checkers rapidly off the board. You will need to also have a good strategy when to withdraw and shift the pieces that you utilized for the blockade. The game gets intriguing when your competitor uses the same blocking tactic.

     July 18th, 2020  Lee   No comments

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