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The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's pieces will either get hit, or result a battered position if she at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the activity of your opponent, your competitor doesn't even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar - to hurt your competitor's positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game technique utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is commonly employed when you're far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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