The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part One

by Erin on May 8th, 2018

The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull those pieces from the board quicker than your opponent who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a round in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to move your pieces is up to the numbers from tossing the dice, and the way you shift your chips are decided on by your overall gambling techniques. Enthusiasts use different strategies in the different parts of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game strategy is to bring all your chips into your inner board and pull them off as fast as you could. This technique focuses on the speed of shifting your checkers with little or no efforts to hit or barricade your opponent’s checkers. The ideal time to use this plan is when you think you can move your own checkers quicker than the opposing player does: when 1) you have less checkers on the game board; 2) all your checkers have past your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opposing player does not use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Plan

The main goal of the blocking tactic, by its name, is to block your competitor’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your chips quickly. As soon as you have created the barrier for your opponent’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can shift your other checkers swiftly from the board. You should also have a clear strategy when to back off and move the chips that you used for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opponent uses the same blocking technique.

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