The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Tuesday, 3. December 2019

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of your competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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