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The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part One

by Erin on Monday, March 13th, 2017

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The objective of a Backgammon game is to shift your pieces around the game board and get them from the game board quicker than your opponent who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a game in Backgammon requires both tactics and fortune. Just how far you will be able to shift your checkers is up to the numbers from tossing the dice, and how you move your pieces are decided on by your overall playing strategies. Enthusiasts use different tactics in the differing stages of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to lure all your chips into your home board and get them off as quickly as you can. This tactic concentrates on the pace of shifting your pieces with no efforts to hit or barricade your competitor’s checkers. The best time to use this tactic is when you believe you can shift your own chips a lot faster than the opposition does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opposing player does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Plan

The main aim of the blocking plan, by its title, is to stop your opponent’s chips, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your chips quickly. As soon as you’ve established the barrier for your opponent’s movement with a few pieces, you can move your other chips quickly from the board. The player will need to also have a good strategy when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opponent uses the same blocking technique.