• The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

    The goal of a Backgammon match is to move your chips around the Backgammon board and pull those pieces off the board quicker than your opponent who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match of Backgammon requires both strategy and good luck. Just how far you will be able to move your pieces is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and how you move your chips are determined by your overall playing techniques. Players use differing strategies in the different parts of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Plan

    The goal of the Running Game plan is to lure all your checkers into your inner board and get them off as quick as you could. This technique concentrates on the pace of shifting your checkers with no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s chips. The best time to employ this plan is when you believe you might be able to move your own chips quicker than the opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking plan.

    The Blocking Game Strategy

    The primary goal of the blocking plan, by its title, is to block your competitor’s checkers, temporarily, not worrying about moving your pieces quickly. After you’ve established the blockade for the opponent’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can move your other pieces quickly off the game board. You will need to also have an apparent plan when to back off and move the chips that you used for blocking. The game gets intriguing when the opponent utilizes the same blocking strategy.

     December 7th, 2022  Lee   No comments

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