The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

by Erin on September 4th, 2018

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The objective of a Backgammon game is to shift your checkers around the game board and bear those pieces off the board faster than your opposing player who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a game of Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and fortune. Just how far you can shift your checkers is up to the numbers from tossing the dice, and the way you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing techniques. Players use a few techniques in the different stages of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The goal of the Running Game strategy is to lure all your chips into your inner board and bear them off as quick as you can. This tactic concentrates on the speed of shifting your pieces with absolutely no time spent to hit or stop your opponent’s pieces. The best scenario to use this plan is when you believe you might be able to move your own checkers quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your opponent’s chips; or 3) the opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to block your competitor’s checkers, temporarily, while not fretting about moving your chips rapidly. After you have created the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a couple of chips, you can move your other pieces swiftly from the game board. The player should also have a clear plan when to extract and move the checkers that you utilized for blocking. The game becomes interesting when your competitor utilizes the same blocking strategy.

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