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The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor's checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the opponent, the competitor doesn't even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are similar - to harm your opponent's positions hoping to improve your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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