• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to block the activity of the competitor, the competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game technique utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is generally used when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

     December 16th, 2023  Lee   No comments

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