The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or result a damaged position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, the competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game technique relies on seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice toss.

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