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The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The aim is to shift your pieces safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon plans to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's pieces will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. Once you've successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, the competitor doesn't even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar - to hurt your competitor's positions in hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan utilizes different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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