Backgammon – 3 Basic Schemes
May 27th, 2017 by Claudia
[ English ]

In exceptionally general terms, there are 3 basic strategies used. You need to be agile enough to switch tactics instantly as the course of the game unfolds.

The Blockade

This is composed of building a 6-thick wall of checkers, or at a minimum as thick as you can achieve, to barricade in the competitor’s checkers that are on your 1-point. This is considered to be the most acceptable procedure at the begining of the match. You can create the wall anyplace inbetween your eleven-point and your 2-point and then shift it into your home board as the game advances.

The Blitz

This is composed of closing your home board as quick as as you can while keeping your opposer on the bar. e.g., if your challenger rolls an early two and moves one piece from your 1-point to your 3-point and you then toss a five-five, you can play 6/1 6/1 8/3 eight/three. Your opposer is now in serious trouble because they have 2 checkers on the bar and you have locked half your inside board!

The Backgame

This course of action is where you have 2 or more pieces in your opponent’s home board. (An anchor is a point consisting of at a minimum 2 of your pieces.) It must be used when you are decidedly behind as this action greatly improves your opportunities. The better locations for anchors are near your opponent’s lower points and also on adjoining points or with one point in between. Timing is essential for a powerful backgame: at the end of the day, there’s no reason having 2 nice anchor spots and a complete wall in your own home board if you are then forced to break down this right away, while your opponent is getting their checkers home, seeing that you don’t have any other additional checkers to shift! In this case, it’s better to have pieces on the bar so that you are able to maintain your position up till your opponent gives you a chance to hit, so it will be an excellent idea to try and get your opponent to get them in this situation!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

»  Substance: WordPress   »  Style: Ahren Ahimsa