Ken Larsen's Backgammon - LINKX tactic     


Destroy linkage between opponent’s rear and forward checkers … widen the gap between them.


In the position shown red passes on hitting gold's blot on 21 and focuses on the more important blot on 7.  Removing it will prevent gold from establishing a forward anchor … thus destroying gold's attempt at linkage.  Hitting the blot on 21 would be a blunder, 0.209.



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