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The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to move your checkers carefully around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by creating a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor's chips will either get hit, or result a bad position if he/she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your opponent doesn't even get to toss the dice, and you move your chips and roll the dice again. You'll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar - to hurt your competitor's positions in hope to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is commonly used when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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