Most people think that since the backgammon is played with a pair of dice, that it is a game of chance. Not quite so. The rules are deceivingly simple, yet as you play along, you will realize that the game demands skill. Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck. Luck certainly helps in helping a lousy player but in the long term, the skill still dominates the game. Multiple matches can eliminate the luck factor and greatly assess a player’s skill. While the movements are dictated by the roll of the dice, there is the broad site strategize – the block the opponent? Head for home? The opponent’s piece of capture but leaves his pieces exposed? Opponent counter movements also need to be considered making the game exciting to play.
As a less complex chess, backgammon has been studied for its strategic intricacies. Perhaps the most important is the movement of the opening. The starting position occurs in each game. Thus, it is good to know and study the best game for each possible movement of the opening and respond to the openings of your opponent. For some rollers, the best movements of the opening are without a clearing of a doubt. However, for some rollers, there are no definitive answers to the best movements of the opening. So inversely, it also helps to know the worst opening games to know what game to avoid.
After the opening moves, players adapt strategies according to the progress of the game. Strategies include:
1) running game – the player moves as quickly as possible. The most often used when a player is in an advantage.
) back game 2 – the player leaves checkers on the opponent’s home board while building own home board to block the opponent’s checkers and create an opportunity to capture the opponent’s checkers as they move through. Talk to the current game, this strategy is usually used when a player is at a disadvantage.
3) Holding the game – Player keeps checkers the point of the opponent’s bar such that an advantage can be created by hitting an opponent’s checkers or rolling large double stops such that player checkers can jump over the opponent and start a running game
of the darkening of the game 4) – player builds a 6 wall cover consecutive spots to effectively block the opponent’s inspectors from behind the bombings
of the wall 5) – the player closes the home board while the opponent’s inspectors are in the bar preventing the opponent inspectors from re-entering the board that
Strategizing will help improve your game and increase your chances of winning. After all, the game becomes much more fun if you win.