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Why Blame the Dice if You Lost a Backgammon Game

There are times that players when faced with unsatisfactory or losing positions put their woes on the roll of dice. To put an end to such situations, players must realize that unlike other games of luck, backgammon revolves around the ability of player's to build a preset calculated strategy.

The natural tendency for players is to post as much as possible several points which would leave him with fewer helpless blots. Although in some extent this is a correct idea, one must not rely on this at all time. Building more points and at the same time posting checkers on them just to avoid being hit by your opponent will only backfire on you. It only hinders players from attaining the primary goal which is to remove your checkers before your opponent does.

The main agenda is open up opportunities and not simply creating points. Normally, blots allow you to create excellent points on the home board with the intention of making more openings for striking your opponent's blots. A classic example is the initial 3-2 or 1-4 roll of the dice which at some time ago was usually played as 12-17. Nowadays it is quite clear that even if this move stops a hit, it strictly limits the chances of these moves.

Overall, if you have the courage to leave more weak blots in the earlier part of the game; it is a much easier job for you create an edge as the game goes on. It is easier to re-enter checkers that are hit into the board at the start of the game because your opponent home board is exposed and has not yet created quality points. This is the proper time to develop your blots.

Take into account that the dice does not decide the conclusion of the game itself. The potentials that you have made will be of good help in picking the right move from a broad range of number combinations.

The capacity to balance the natural risks of leaving blots as against the possibilities for building excellent points will allow a player to continue in the game with better security.

The opponent knowing how confident you are and your tactic behind every move will pause for a while before taking his chances; as a result limiting his opportunities for the game. Sensing that you are willing to take risks, striking more checkers, leaving more blots and creating quality points, your opponent will engage the game more conventionally thus hampering the advancement of his game.