The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point eleven in your board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game technique uses alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is frequently used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this tactic, 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 because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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