The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part One

The goal of a Backgammon match is to move your chips around the Backgammon board and pull them from the game board faster than your challenger who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a match of Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. Just how far you will be able to shift your chips is left to the numbers from tossing the dice, and how you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use differing strategies in the differing parts of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The aim of the Running Game plan is to lure all your chips into your inner board and get them off as fast as you can. This plan concentrates on the speed of moving your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or stop your competitor’s chips. The best time to use this plan is when you think you can move your own pieces a lot faster than your opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the game board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your competitor’s pieces; or 3) the opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking tactic, by its title, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your checkers quickly. As soon as you have established the blockade for the competitor’s movement with a few pieces, you can move your other checkers swiftly from the game board. You really should also have an apparent plan when to extract and shift the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes interesting when your opposition uses the same blocking tactic.

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