The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Sunday, 22. November 2015

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, the competitor does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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