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Backgammon Strategy

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.  

Cube Articles

2 point Blitz (6): 2 vs 1 back – 5 point Made

In previous articles, I looked at 2 point blitz positions where both players had 2 checkers back.  In this series, I will look at how much more ammunition white needs ....

2 point Blitz (5): 2 back each – 1 point Made

This article is the 5th part of my 2 point blitz series.  In Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, I looked at 2 point blitz boards, when the potential blitzer ....

2 point Blitz (4) – 2 back each – 2 point Made

This article is the 4th part of my 2 point blitz series.  In Parts 1, 2, and 3, I looked at 2 point blitz boards, when the potential blitzer has ....

2 point Blitz (3) – 2 back each – 3 point Made

This article is the 3rd part of my 2 point blitz series.  In Parts 1 and 2, I looked at 2 point blitz boards, when the potential blitzer has made ....

2 point Blitz (2) – 2 back each: 4 point Made

In my previous article on 2 point board blitz positions, I looked at situations when the potential blitzer (white) has a 2 point board, with the 5 point made.  I ....

2 point Blitz (1) – 2 back each – 5 point Made

2 Point Early Game Blitz Positions The most important cube positions are positions that occur early in the game.  This is because all backgammon games have an early game.  Not ....

Behind a 4 Prime: 1 on bar vs 1 at the edge (3)

Using Symmetry for Reference Positions In the first article on using symmetry for cube reference positions, I examined cube reference positions where white is thinking of doubling.  Black had one ....

Behind a 4 Prime: 1 on bar vs 1 at the edge (2)

Using Symmetry for Reference Positions In the previous article, I looked at cube reference positions where white is considering doubling.  Black had one checker on the bar, which was facing ....

Behind a 4 Prime: 1 on bar vs 1 at the edge (1)

Using Symmetry for Reference Positions Reference positions may seem difficult to memorise.  In this series of articles, I will show how you can figure out the cube action on a ....

33 Reference Positions: On the bar vs on the board

An important criterion, for a good reference position in backgammon, is that the position should be easy to remember.  In the early game, I like to keep one side’s checkers ....

55 Reference Positions: On the bar vs on the board

Checker on the bar vs Loose on the board When using reference positions, it is useful to simplify one side of the board.  Some players just use the position that ....

 

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