The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two
September 4th, 2015 by Claudia
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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The aim is to shift your checkers safely around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of your competitor, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique uses alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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