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Checker Play

The Backgammon Strategy articles have been written for intermediate players.  The articles aim to find generalizations that beginners and intermediates can use.  Rollouts have been carried out to illustrate a point.

The aim is to write about a few general backgammon or strategies that players can remember without too much effort.  

 

Checker Strategy Articles

The European Split: With A Direct Escape Route

When you have just one checker back, the decision between keeping the checker back on the 24 or 23 point and advancing it to a higher point in your opponent’s ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (6)

Bar point or 21 point  In Part 2, making the bar point was shown to be slightly superior to the 21 point.  Does this hold when both players have 2 ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (5)

3 point versus the Bar point Making the bar point usually suggests a priming game plan, whereas making the 3 point leads to more of an attacking and running game ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (4)

The 4 point versus the 20 point In Table 1 of the article 2 in this series, making the 20 point was indicated as usually superior to making the 4 point. In ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (3)

Effects of Split Checkers and Board Points When you to have a choice between making 2 or 3 different points in the early game, it can sometimes appear to be ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (2)

3 point, 21 point and Bar point This post continues from the article on which point a player should make when he has a choice in the early game. The ....

Choice of Points Early in a Backgammon Game (1)

4 point, 5 point, 20 point or bar point Early on in a backgammon game or match, you may frequently have the decision between making 2 or more points. While you may be ....

Opening Rolls: The Gammon or the Holding Game Play? by Casino Octopus

This is an introductory article to a series of articles on this topic.  The whole series (along with other backgammon articles) can be read on the Casino Octopus website.  If you ....

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