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 . Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. Results 1 – 30 of Backgammon by Paul Magriel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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This is a minor matter. After Contact Section V. I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

I do not recommend this book to abckgammon. Colin rated it really liked it Jan 25, Magriel lives in New York City. 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.

Up there at the top of the page, no – over on the right. I always recommend reading Magriel to anyone trying to improve.


Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

Author, Paul Magriel, Backgammon World Champion international rivals nicknamed him “The Computer,” acknowledging him as a premier theoretician and New York Times backgammon columnist, has ingeniously broken down every aspect of backgammon to its component parts, explaining the game here with a unique, easy to understand, step-by-step, building-block approach. Set up a giveaway. I have read it many times: Magriel systematically elucidates backgammon strategy, from fundamental to intermediate to advanced.

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Kevin rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Magriel in the World Series of Poker. Mohsen rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Magriel had several notable finishes in poker tournaments from the mids in Europeplaying in LondonParis and Vienna in Omahahold’em and seven-card stud events. The book is also valuable as a beautifully organized collection of simple problems.

Priming and Blocking Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. As Magriel himself says, errors in handling the doubling cube cannot be compensated even with perfect checker play. After an introductory section in which he gives examples of the four most common types of game running game, holding game, attacking game and priming game and some basic doubling cube strategy and maths, Magriel goes on to tackle most of the fundamental points of chequer play. Other books simply repeat – sometimes with other words – what Magriel has said.


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Having defined the rules and the basic game types, it explains with excellent examples the principles of duplication and diversification, and the strength of the 5-point. Michael Czeiszperger rated it really liked it Apr 04, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Just hit ‘order now’. It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills.

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Read more Read less. This book provided that. Yamin from Illinois has created a system by which the tournament directors around the world calculate the best players and establish their ranking.

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If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one.