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The Essential Facts of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you've successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, your competitor doesn't even get a chance to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are similar - to hinder your opponent's positions with hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic uses seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is commonly utilized when you're far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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