• The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a battered position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game technique relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

     November 27th, 2020  Lee   No comments

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