The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 1

by Erin on October 1st, 2017

The aim of a Backgammon match is to move your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull them from the board faster than your challenger who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and good luck. Just how far you will be able to shift your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing the dice, and just how you move your chips are decided on by your overall gambling techniques. Players use a number of tactics in the differing parts of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The goal of the Running Game plan is to lure all your chips into your home board and get them off as fast as you can. This technique concentrates on the speed of moving your chips with no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s checkers. The best scenario to employ this strategy is when you believe you can shift your own chips quicker than your opposition does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your opponent’s pieces; or 3) the opponent does not use the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Plan

The primary aim of the blocking strategy, by the title, is to stop your opponent’s checkers, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your chips quickly. After you’ve established the barrier for the competitor’s movement with a couple of chips, you can move your other pieces swiftly off the board. The player will need to also have a clear strategy when to withdraw and shift the chips that you utilized for blocking. The game gets intriguing when your opposition uses the same blocking tactic.

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