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The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's pieces will either get hit, or result a battered position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. After you've successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, the opponent doesn't even get to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You'll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar - to hurt your competitor's positions with hope to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is often used when you're far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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