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Backgammon – 3 Basic Strategies

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In extraordinarily general terms, there are three fundamental techniques used. You need to be able to hop between tactics almost instantly as the course of the match unfolds.

The Blockade

This involves assembling a 6-thick wall of pieces, or at a minimum as thick as you can achieve, to block in the competitor's checkers that are on your 1-point. This is judged to be the most acceptable tactic at the begining of the game. You can assemble the wall anyplace within your eleven-point and your two-point and then shift it into your home board as the match advances.

The Blitz

This is composed of closing your home board as quickly as possible while keeping your opposer on the bar. For example, if your competitor rolls an early two and moves one checker from your 1-point to your three-point and you then roll a five-five, you are able to play six/one six/one 8/3 eight/three. Your competitor is now in big-time calamity because they have 2 pieces on the bar and you have closed half your inner board!

The Backgame

This tactic is where you have two or more checkers in your competitor's home board. (An anchor spot is a point filled by at least two of your checkers.) It should be used when you are decidedly behind as it much improves your opportunities. The strongest areas for anchor spots are towards your competitor's smaller points and also on adjoining points or with one point separating them. Timing is integral for an effectual backgame: at the end of the day, there is no point having two nice anchors and a complete wall in your own inner board if you are then forced to dismantle this straight away, while your challenger is getting their pieces home, considering that you don't have any other spare pieces to move! In this situation, it's better to have pieces on the bar so that you might preserve your position up till your competitor provides you a chance to hit, so it will be a good idea to try and get your opponent to hit them in this case!

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