The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

Saturday, 20. April 2019

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any movement of the opponent 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 she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the competitor does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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