• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The goal is to move your checkers carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opponent shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his chips, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the competitor does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is often employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

     December 29th, 2020  Lee   No comments

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