Backgammon – Three Basic Strategies
December 24th, 2022 by Claudia

In exceptionally simple terms, there are 3 basic techniques employed. You must be agile enough to hop between strategies almost instantly as the course of the match unfolds.

The Blockade

This involves creating a 6-thick wall of pieces, or at least as thick as you are able to manage, to barricade in your competitor’s pieces that are on your 1-point. This is deemed to be the most adequate procedure at the start of the game. You can create the wall anywhere inbetween your 11-point and your 2-point and then shift it into your home board as the match progresses.

The Blitz

This is composed of locking your home board as quickly as as you can while keeping your challenger on the bar. e.g., if your opposer rolls an early 2 and moves one piece from your 1-point to your 3-point and you then toss a 5-5, you will be able to play six/one 6/1 8/3 eight/three. Your opponent is now in serious calamity due to the fact that 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 two or more checkers in your competitor’s home board. (An anchor spot is a point occupied by at a minimum 2 of your pieces.) It must be used when you are significantly behind as this strategy much improves your chances. The strongest places for anchors are close to your opponent’s smaller points and either on abutting points or with a single point in between. Timing is critical for an effectual backgame: at the end of the day, there is no point having two nice anchor spots and a solid wall in your own inner board if you are then required to break apart this right away, while your competitor is shifting their checkers home, seeing that you don’t have any other additional checkers to move! In this situation, it is more favorable to have pieces on the bar so that you can preserve your position up until your opposer gives you a chance to hit, so it will be an excellent idea to attempt and get your opposer to get them in this situation!

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