The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a battered position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is commonly used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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