The Basics of Using Backgammon Chips Effectively
If you are done understanding the process of setting up the backgammon game board and all of its pieces and understanding the essential rules of the game, you will find that actually playing the game is much more complicated. Backgammon has many aspects and for one to be good in it, one must take into consideration these aspects as they are all essential in mastering the game.
One such important aspect of the game is the use of the backgammon chips. This is fairly obvious as the backgammon chips will be the one that will be doing the player's bidding in the course of the match. Because of this, the effective use of the backgammon chips is an aspect that will prove to be one that make or break any player.
Unlike in chess, the choice of color for one's chips in backgammon do not have any bearing and a player does not have to think through what color will be the better choice. The movement of backgammon chips in the game is always forward and they are always moving to the inner board of the player that controls them as the players who first move the backgammon chips into their inner board will be the winner.
The distance of the chips' movements will be determined by the result of the player's roll of the two dice. The number that will come up will be equivalent to one point of movement in the game.
Now, there are many ways players can use the values that will come up in a roll. If the two dice come up with a 4 and 5, players can choose to do either of the following: players can choose to move one of their chips 4 points and another one 5 points or players can also opt to move only one chip by 9 points, which is the total number of the two dice.
The other important issue in the aspect of backgammon chips is the search for a viable path by which one's chips can pass through and escape effectively. Opponents will always try to block one's chips by placing two or more chips in available in the possible paths.
It is also important to remember that one's backgammon chips will only be able to move into points which are vacant, those which are occupied by one's own chips or those which only have one opponent chip in them. Otherwise, one has to find other possible points or worse, forfeit the turn if one has no more legal moves to perform.
The effective use of one's backgammon chips are one of the most important aspects of the game that players must focus upon as one's fate in the game will be in accordance with the manner by which they effectively and efficiently utilized their backgammon chips.