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The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's chips will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of the opponent, your opponent doesn't even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar - to hurt your opponent's positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently used when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 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 chips and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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