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The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. As soon as you've successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You'll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are very similar - to harm your competitor's positions in hope to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often utilized when you're far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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