The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

by Erin on February 6th, 2018

The objective of a Backgammon game is to move your pieces around the game board and pull those pieces off the board quicker than your opponent who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a match in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and luck. Just how far you can move your pieces is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and the way you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing plans. Enthusiasts use different strategies in the differing stages of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game plan is to lure all your chips into your inside board and pull them off as quickly as you could. This strategy concentrates on the pace of advancing your checkers with no time spent to hit or block your opponent’s checkers. The best scenario to employ this technique is when you think you might be able to shift your own chips quicker than your opposition does: when 1) you have less chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your opponent’s checkers; or 3) the opposing player does not employ the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Technique

The primary aim of the blocking plan, by its title, is to block the competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your pieces rapidly. As soon as you have established the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a couple of chips, you can shift your other pieces swiftly off the board. The player should also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you employed for blocking. The game becomes interesting when your competitor utilizes the same blocking technique.

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