The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1
August 26th, 2020 by Princess

The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and get those pieces off the board faster than your challenger who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a game in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. How far you will be able to move your chips is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and the way you shift your chips are determined by your overall gambling tactics. Enthusiasts use different tactics in the different stages of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The aim of the Running Game technique is to lure all your checkers into your inner board and pull them off as quickly as you could. This strategy focuses on the pace of moving your pieces with no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s pieces. The best scenario to use this tactic is when you think you can move your own chips faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your chips have past your competitor’s checkers; or 3) the opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking strategy, by its name, is to stop your competitor’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about moving your pieces quickly. Once you’ve created the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a few chips, you can move your other chips swiftly off the game board. You should also have a good strategy when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when your competitor uses the same blocking strategy.

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