The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the activity of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game plan is frequently used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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