Every person has a perception of things around him – people, things, events, and so on. As a backgammon enthusiast, you probably think that your perception of the game is pretty objective and accurate. But just how accurate is your perception of backgammon? Are you sure that you totally understand this game? Let us take a look at some common misconceptions that people have about backgammon.
It’s all about luck. This idea is actually not limited to backgammon. You will hear a lot of people saying this about different card games such as poker and blackjack. If you have been playing backgammon even for a short while, however, you will realize that it is NOT just all about luck. Yes, there are odds involved and sometimes, luck might come into play when you roll the dice. But there is more to it than that. In backgammon, you have to have a strategy in order to perform well in the long run. The game is not all about a short snapshot in time, it is beating the odds over a period of time. Trust me, luck will not get you anywhere for long.
There is no such thing as ONE right play. Well, it really depends on how you approach the matter. The truth is that yes, there can be several plays for any given situation. However, there is usually one play that is much better than all the others. Don’t fool yourself into becoming a complacent player just because you don’t want to take the time and effort to learn the best strategies.