Online gaming has become an inevitable part of life in recent times, given the relaxing experience they offer people locked inside their rooms. Though the card games have witnessed real hype, a group still enjoys board games as they used to as a child. The board games allow you to gang up with your siblings, cousins, friends, and even strangers. You can choose to start the game with the people you want to enjoy it with.
While ludo and chess could be the most sought after games for people, online carrom has received a highly warm welcome from online gamers. With the finals of the Indian online carrom challenge being much in the news, the importance of the game of carrom seems well-proven. Sportstar reported Rashmi Kumari and Mohd. Arif was the topper to compete in the league organized by the All India Carrom Federation.
Though the carrom game seems as easy as striking the black and white men, it is so much more than just striking the pieces spread on the board. Yes, with nine black and nine white tokens and a queen and striker, the game tends to be one of the games the victory in which depends on the shots the players take.
There is a possibility that you want to play the game, but are you sure about the shots you would take when the game begins. Not really, right?
If you enter the session, you should be well-versed with the shots that are sure-shot. Only then will you be able to ensure winning the game against your competitors. Whether you play in singles or doubles, having good knowledge of the strikes would only do good for you.
The Tricky Shots
Observing the game of carrom will never let you realize the complicated tricks required to win the game. You come across the tips only when you play carrom yourself.
Here is a list of tricky shots for a sure-shot win in the carrom board game:
One of the trickiest shots of the game of carrom is cut shot. This is the shot taken when you have your target carrom man at the centre. The centre of the board is at an equal distance from both the players sitting on the opposite sides. Thus, when the carrom man is at the centre, you can flick the striker so that it touches the side of the puck you target. The hit will make the puck end up in the pocket just opposite to the striker.
Practice the shot and see how wonderfully you take the centrepiece.
There are shots in the carrom that you may find surprising as they help you take unbelievable shots in the game. A double shot is one of them. This tricky hit applies when you have a carrom man somewhere in the centre or close to it. This shot cannot be played for carrom men that are at the corner of the board. As the name implies, it is a shot that goes for two solid hots to reach the target man.
The player shoots the carrom men in the opposite direction of the board, and after the striker collides with the puck, it ends up in the pocket of their side.
Cut and take
The third shot on the list is the cut and take. This is the shot that not all players can take. To be a pro in taking the shot, you have to practice as much as possible. The cut shot takes the targeted carrom puck in a different direction, and the player strikes another carrom man instead. This is the kind of strike that helps you take a cover against the queen. There are times when you have already pocketed the queen, but you have no cover to own it completely.
Knowing and being a pro in taking a shot like cut and take is a blessing in such situations.
This is the shot played by aces. While taking this shot, the striker travels through the board to reach the targeted puck. After three collisions at the different edges of the board, the striker finally hits the target. To make sure this shot is not missed, one has to be a master. It is recommended not to play this shot until you are too confident about pocketing the target puck. While hitting the striker, your focus should be the edges you think would be the best portions to be struck before the final hit.
This shot is taken for the carrom man on your side. Be focused and take this shot. At least, you can give it a try.
If another carrom man blocks your target puck, this is the shot you are required to take. With the help of this shot, you can pocket two carrom men at a time. To take this shot, you can target the puck that can hit the other one, too, thereby moving into the pockets. The shot will definitely work if those two carrom men are positioned in a straight line to the pocket.
Even if you are playing the 3D version of online carrom, this shot will surely help you pocket two carrom men in one single shot. So, what are you waiting for? Start practising this shot and target two pucks at a time, saving both your time and effort.
None of the above-mentioned shots is easy to take. But practice makes you perfect. Keep practising the shots regularly, and you will transform into the team's best player no matter who you play with. Knowing the tricky shots helps you in times when you have no other option left. Above all, when you take shots that no one else does, it automatically increases your value.
In short, your presence adds value to the game as well as the team. Thus, be a pro. Keep practising and show your magic. Register today and start playing!