• The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part One

    The goal of a Backgammon match is to move your checkers around the game board and bear them from the game board quicker than your opponent who works just as hard to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a game in Backgammon requires both tactics and fortune. How far you can shift your checkers is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you move your checkers are determined by your overall playing plans. Players use a number of techniques in the differing parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

    The Running Game Technique

    The aim of the Running Game strategy is to lure all your chips into your home board and get them off as fast as you could. This strategy concentrates on the speed of advancing your chips with no efforts to hit or stop your opponent’s pieces. The best time to use this tactic is when you think you might be able to shift your own chips quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have less pieces on the game board; 2) all your chips have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) the opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

    The Blocking Game Strategy

    The primary goal of the blocking technique, by the name, is to block your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you have created the blockade for the opponent’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can shift your other checkers swiftly off the game board. You will need to also have a clear strategy when to back off and shift the chips that you used for blocking. The game becomes interesting when your competitor uses the same blocking tactic.

     November 23rd, 2023  Lee   No comments

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