The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

Saturday, 5. June 2021

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move her checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy relies on seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is generally utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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