The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

by Erin on April 22nd, 2017

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The objective of a Backgammon game is to shift your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull them from the board quicker than your opposing player who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a game of Backgammon needsrequires both tactics and good luck. Just how far you will be able to shift your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and how you shift your checkers are determined by your overall gambling plans. Enthusiasts use differing tactics in the different parts of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The goal of the Running Game strategy is to entice all your chips into your inside board and get them off as fast as you can. This technique focuses on the speed of advancing your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s chips. The best scenario to employ this technique is when you believe you can move your own checkers a lot faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your opponent’s pieces; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The primary goal of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to block your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your chips quickly. After you have established the blockade for your competitor’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can move your other checkers swiftly off the board. The player really should also have a clear plan when to back off and shift the pieces that you used for blocking. The game gets intriguing when the opposition uses the same blocking technique.

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