Ken Larsen's Backgammon - TEMPO tactic     

  

 

Tempo Hit.  You hit just to take away part of your opponent's next roll, so he can't use the entire roll to harm you on his side of the board or create a formidable position like multiple anchors.  Tempo hits are most successful when your opponent has a very weak home board.

 

In the position shown, Bar/18 would be a 0.052 error.

 

Prerequisites: 

  1. You have rear checker(s) that are under attack or are being primed.
  2. Your opponent has a blot on your side of the board usually a lone rear checker.
  3. Your opponent has other blots.

 

Related tactics:

  1. LONE

 

Opposites:

BLITZ

 

 

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