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The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is often utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

The Background of Backgammon – Now and Then

by Erin on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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Backgammon is the oldest game in recorded history. It has been called as the "little battle," backgammon appeared in ancient Iraq over 5 millennia ago. In any case, Egyptians referred to backgammon as "Senat," which is a similar style of the current game played today. Centuries ago, just people of power, the ruling figures of royalty like Egyptian kings, were allowed to enjoy. The game started to expand worldwide in time. Numerous Backgammon versions were created in numerous nations and civilizations, but the general regulations of those variants appear that of the ancient form . For instance, Greece grabbed a hold of the game and called it by the title "bac gamen." From there, the Anglo’s adopted backgammon in the 1600’s and have remained with it ever since. Backgammon and other old games weren’t ever acknowledged by a number of faiths. The religious believe that the game was the tool of Satan. This led clergy to ban and burn the game. The ban and burning had never stop individuals wagering on games and being entertained.

Computers give a brand-new arena for Backgammon. When various electronic machines are for sale all-over the place, computer intellectuals in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been using Backgammon for doing research, creating and measuring AI ideas and algorithms because of the simplicity of game rules and complexity of techniques.

With the embracing of the net, backgammon has grown to a totally new level. A great many may not be aware that web Backgammon is in fact loaded on most of computers that run Windows XP/Vista by default under "Games" menu option. Web Backgammon hooks up tens of thousands of people all over the world. Once you join an online game site, you can gamble on Backgammon with a computer, or with a bona fide player. Casino websites have been holding Backgammon tournaments frequently. You can play it for excitement, or for cash. There are countless of clubs dedicated to online backgammon, along with distinctive game software that you can download to gamble with others. People like Backgammon for the fact that it is simple yet still calls for a lot of attention and skill.