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The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent 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 moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you've successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of the opponent, your opponent doesn't even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar - to harm your opponent's positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you're far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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