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edition with a new foreword by Renee Magriel Roberts. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of. Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Written between and by Paul Magriel and .

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Explained in as many words as magrlel needed to get the point across, but not any less. The theory explains at which stages of tournaments expected value exists to make moves on other players, depending on the ratio between chip stack sizes and antes. Archived from the original on This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

To ask other readers questions about Backgammonplease sign up. English Choose a language for shopping. Thanks for telling us about the backgammmon. Advanced Positional Play Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game.

The author leads the reader on the journey from complete novice to competent player. I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. This book provided that. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. For someone magdiel re-kindled his childhood enjoyment of the game last year and wanted to understand the principles and strategies of the game, this book fit the bill.

There are a couple of chapters on doubling, but a systematic exposition of the subject, in the style of the rest mwgriel the book, would have made the book even more valuable than it already is. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Withoutabox Submit to Backgammom Festivals. Paul Baackgammon won the ‘World Championship’ in in the Bahamas. It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon.


Today, it still remains a superb text on checker play and even today’s intermediates will improve thru detailed study of it.

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Kevin rated it it was amazing Dec 10, I bought this book for my daughter as it is easy to understand and is perfect for her as a beginner. Perhaps Magriel didn’t feel that he knew enough about the cube 27 years ago to put it all in print in a big book. I read that this book is considered the Bible of backgammon. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

Backgammon carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas, and strategic principles. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls.

No Possible Contact Holding Game and Backgame Glossary Tables. Yet this pointing out what you can see for yourself is the most valuable service a teacher of backgammon can perform for you. Colin rated it really liked it Jan 25, When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game. Set up a giveaway.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. For players who don’t understand the fundamentals of the game, studying this book and trying to apply its concepts over the board invariably leads to tremendous improvement.


Paul David Magriel Jr. Ian Hyde rated it really liked it Jan 04, There are some other topics that I felt could do with a bit more explanation ,agriel examples, such as the back game. Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. Very good basic book about backgammon.


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Want to Read saving…. Published by Clock and Rose Press first published January 1st Magriel first came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in It illustrates what to do, and why! It was the first book that showed me that there was actually strategy and skill involved and not just the “luck of the dice”.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book both taught me strategies which permitted me to expand my game to respond to both the luck of the dice and my opponent’s strategy.

Also, the prose, though very readable, is structurally and stylistically weak. Backgammon for Serious Players.

After receiving perfect College Board scores, he became, while an undergraduate, a fellow of the Courant Institute at New York University and later a National Science Foundation fellow at Princeton University with backgammpn primary interest in probability. I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory.