The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part One

The goal of a Backgammon game is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and pull them off the board quicker than your competitor who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a round in Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. Just how far you will be able to move your chips is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and how you move your pieces are determined by your overall playing plans. Enthusiasts use a number of techniques in the differing parts of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The aim of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your pieces into your inner board and bear them off as quick as you can. This technique concentrates on the speed of moving your pieces with no efforts to hit or barricade your competitor’s checkers. The best scenario to employ this plan is when you believe you can shift your own checkers quicker than your opposition does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your opponent’s pieces; or 3) your opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The main goal of the blocking plan, by its name, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your pieces rapidly. After you’ve created the barrier for your opponent’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other pieces rapidly off the board. The player will need to also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and shift the chips that you used for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when the competitor utilizes the same blocking tactic.

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