The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1

by Erin on December 23rd, 2021

The objective of a Backgammon game is to move your chips around the game board and get those pieces off the board quicker than your challenger who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a match in Backgammon requires both tactics and luck. Just how far you will be able to 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 tactics. Players use different plans 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 entice all your chips into your inside board and pull them off as quickly as you could. This plan concentrates on the speed of moving your pieces with little or no efforts to hit or barricade your opponent’s pieces. The ideal time to employ this technique is when you believe you might be able to move your own checkers quicker than the opposing player does: when 1) you have less pieces on the game board; 2) all your checkers have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) your opposing player does not use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary goal of the blocking technique, by the name, is to stop the opponent’s chips, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your chips rapidly. As soon as you’ve established the blockage for the opponent’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can move your other pieces rapidly from the board. The player should also have a good strategy when to extract and shift the checkers that you employed for blocking. The game gets interesting when the competitor utilizes the same blocking technique.

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