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The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent 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/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you've successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You'll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar - to hinder your opponent's positions with hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly used when you're far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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