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The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift their checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by building a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's checkers will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn't even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You'll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar - to hinder your opponent's positions hoping to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is generally employed when you're far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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