Back Game Technique

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Which game plan?

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Wide Open

Clearly the six should be used to hit but what about the three? 

Make Them Work

One of the key things in backgammon is to make the checkers work for a living.

Flexibility

Over the board the natural looking 9/7, 8/7(2) was played but this turned out to be a blunder.

Patience is a virtue

Red is playing a perfectly timed 2-3 back game. Unexpectedly White has left him an early shot. Should Red hit that shot or should he bide his time?

A Tricky Question

Red could play safe with 6/1, 4/1 but what will he do next time and meanwhile he has trashed his board.

A Blast from the Past

This position is taken from Jeff Ward’s 1982 book ‘Winning is More Fun’. Red was Nack Ballard and White was Kent Goulding and this was the final…

Back Game Strategies

White has a reasonably well-timed 2-3 back game, but her home board could collapse with a sequence of high numbers.