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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If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one. It lays out rules for when to play boldly and when to play safe, when to split your back men and when not to split them. backyammon

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Explained in as many words as are needed to get the bacgkammon across, but not any less. Paperbackpages. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. An understanding of these points will raise anyone’s game from the “hitting twice is fun, so it must be right” level to knowing what are the issues involved in a position, what sort of game one is trying to play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about.

Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the reader should learn from Backgammon on how to do it, regardless of field. There’s a problem baxkgammon this menu magfiel now. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign bsckgammon. Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


Goodreads helps you keep track magfiel books you want to read. The numerous pictures are very helpful. Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. The author leads the reader on the journey from complete novice to competent player. This book will drastically improve your game. There is nothing Magriel has to show you about backgammon that you cannot see for yourself if you just stop, look, and think about it.

Very good basic book about backgammon.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory. Michael rated it really liked it Mar 23, Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others.

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Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. Yamin from Illinois has created a system by which the tournament directors around the world calculate the best players and establish their ranking.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. As Magriel himself says, errors in handling the doubling cube cannot be compensated even with perfect checker play. I would often refer back to it to see where I’d gone wrong when I knew I’d been beaten by superior strategy vs.

Builders and Flexibility It does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. Mar 25, Kaj Lampio rated it really liked it. Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer.

He was a professor at the Newark College of Engineering now New Jersey Technical Institute before becoming a full-time backgammon and poker player. Most of the book is very basic, but each and every mahriel is important to understand, and I haven’t read a book since that pointed out the basics so clearly.


I do not want to put wrong ideas into beginners’ heads by recommending Paul Magriel’s book when there are better books available. Paul Magriel won the ‘World Championship’ in in the Bahamas. The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls.

Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

Basic Doubling Strategy 8. I always recommend reading Magriel to anyone magriep to improve. This book provided that. I had intended to first try to read the other two reviews, but am somehow not sufficiently profieint to access. I do not recommend this book to beginners. 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.