• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game strategy is often employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

     June 3rd, 2021  Lee   No comments

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