The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on 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.

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