Backgammon Holding Game Strategy

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Players won’t generally be fruitful in making primes in backgammon.  An exceptionally common circumstance you’ll wind up yourself in, will be a holding game.

This backgammon strategy makes utilization of anchors or points made in key spots on the board. In a holding game, both players are for all intents and purposes holding each other off from a quick run for triumph.  With this technique, you need to hold onto a point located high on your opponent’s board. A point on the inner board or the bar point is ideal. This is an extraordinary route for players to take out their opponents as they approach the home board and can truly be utilized as a part of any game, but is more recommended for those behind in the pip count.


A holding game is not precisely a back game where your anchor or anchors are the main points of contact with the opposing force. In a holding game there is still chance for further contact between the two sides. You can consider that the holding game is a methodology that generally fits into the mid-game where the players’ activity on the backgammon board is still hot.

A holding game is additionally portrayed by the presence of anchors and/or points made on the outfield. These points serve as the holding places that keep your opponent’s pieces in check. They serve as dangers to any getting away backgammon checker making things entirely dangerous to leave blots in the open. The outfield points are normally found on your opponent’s side and you may even have an anchor or two on your opponent’s home board also. If at any point your anchors are rimmed by a four-point prime, then the game transforms into a priming game as opposed to a holding game. It is important to note particularly for new players that having a ‘foothold’ on the opponent’s side of the board entails having one or two anchor positions on that side and/or outfield points. This strategy can be more effective sometimes than others, depending upon where a player’s checkers are on the board. If they have the 8 and 13 points made, then the chances are slim you won’t be able to hit many of the checkers.

In a holding game both you and your opponent are sitting tight either for a decent opportunity to escape checkers or to hit getting away checkers. In the event that you do get an opportunity to escape then well and bravo for you in backgammon. Be that as it may, some of the time you can’t help it however leave a blot. Luckily the next option to leaving blots on the backgammon board in a holding game is to simply further the development of your home board.

It is very crucial that one knows the best points in the board for one’s anchors and outfield points while utilizing the holding game technique. Points that are found exceedingly on the opponent’s side of the board are for the most part thought to be the better positions while using this strategy however the best one while practicing a holding game is the 20-point position or the bar position. In that capacity, the said points ought to be the focal points of one’s movements as much as could reasonably be expected while applying the holding game strategy in a backgammon match.

The holding game technique is a playing style complete with its own intriguing components that separate it unmistakably from the various methods for playing the game.  By seeing how this methodology functions you show signs of improvement edge in the game. This strategy is an absolute necessity component in the arsenal of those backgammon players worth their skills.