The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part One

by Erin on February 7th, 2019

The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your pieces around the game board and bear them 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 requires both strategy and good luck. Just how far you will be able to move your chips is left to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you shift your pieces are determined by your overall gambling techniques. Players use a few techniques in the differing parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to bring all your checkers into your home board and bear them off as fast as you can. This strategy focuses on the speed of advancing your checkers with no efforts to hit or barricade your competitor’s pieces. The best scenario to employ this technique is when you believe you can shift your own chips quicker than the opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s pieces; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Technique

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by its name, is to block your competitor’s checkers, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your pieces rapidly. Once you have created the barrier for your opponent’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other checkers swiftly from the board. You should also have a clear strategy when to extract and shift the checkers that you used for blocking. The game gets interesting when the opponent uses the same blocking tactic.

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