Early Game Tactics

This is a demonstration that playing safe in the opening is rarely correct.

When in Doubt

This game is in its infancy and the game plans for both players have yet to be defined.


Like an army, backgammon checkers work better when the soldiers are in communication with each other.

Point Clearance

There is an old backgammon maxim, “A point cleared is a point not to be feared”.

Always Have a Game Plan

The vagaries of the dice mean you will constantly have to update that plan but at any point in time, you should always have a clear idea of what you …