ONLINE BACKGAMMON STRATEGY
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THE HISTORY OF BACKGAMMON
Backgammon is the oldest known game in history that has been recorded. It is believed all around the world that the game originated in the ancient Mesopotamia (An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq).
AN INTRODUCTION TO BACKGAMMON
Backgammon is a game of skill, luck and intuition. Betting, a basic instinct of human nature throughout the ages has always found innovation in various board games for gambling. The list includes Parcheesi, Tric-Trac, Ludus, Senet. The refined final outcome is Backgammon.
BACKGAMMON GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Anchor: An anchor is a situation when you have two checkers or more on a point in your opponent's home board. For example, each game begins when each player has an anchor on his opponent's 1-point. READ MORE
HOW TO PLAY BACKGAMMON
1. Place yourself opposite your competitor bridging the board in between.
2. Throw a single die to decide the first move. Remember, the one who scores higher will move first. If the dice lands on a checker or outside the board then it is not counted. Throw the dice again if the dice shows the same point and continue until the difference is noticed. READ MORE
HOW TO PLAY BACKGAMMON ONLINE
Once you download the game and complete the installation process, you will either find an icon in the desktop or you will need to start from start->Program. You will generally receive a welcome message followed by ‘Start a Game’ button. You may select your level and the room of your choice. In online backgammon, please try to ensure an opponent of the equal level in the beginning. READ MORE
BACKGAMMON BEGINNER STRATEGY
As a beginner, you need to focus on the key objective of the game. In a nutshell, the objective is to bring all the checkers to your inner board and to finally start bearing them off. READ MORE
BACKGAMMON INTERMEDIATE STRATEGY
As you are aware of the various strategies at the beginners’ level, the stage is set to focus on improvising your performance. You can start off by choosing a similar level player among your known sources. You may also practice with your own computer selecting the intermediate level. READ MORE
ADVANCED BACKGAMMON STRATEGY
Advanced Level refers to a point from where you can start winning. The basic winning strategy depends upon three factors: 1) Running Game 2) Blocking Game and 3) Back Game READ MORE
AGGRESSIVE BACKGAMMON STRATEGY
Forget being Mr. Nice Guy, aggressive backgammon is not for the faint hearted, beginners or even a good amateur, aggressive backgammon is the way you play when you want to crush the opposition. The previous polite, almost genteel mode of play of ‘please and thank you’ goes out of the window in the aggressive game. Examples of this change in behaviour can be seen in the difference in matches played in the seventies, even the World Championships, were played in a more refined manner, however, by the nineties, the gloves were off. READ MORE
WHEN TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF A DOUBLE IN BACKGAMMON
We assume you have acquired the basic knowledge about the game and have started winning or at a stage where you are about to win, having lost a few games at the very end when you have realized that your strategy had not been perfect. We want to help you with some strategies, which need to be applied in a game depending upon its progress. READ MORE
ONLINE BACKGAMMON TIPS AND TRICKS
Some things you might, or might know when playing online backgammon: When bearing off, you don't have to roll exact numbers if you have checkers on your first and second points and you roll 4-3, you can move two pieces from your second point. READ MORE