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The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – 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 goal is to move your checkers carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent's chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You'll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar - to harm your competitor's positions in hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy uses alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally used when you're far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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