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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For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, this book is an indispensable guide and an essential reference tool.

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Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Each problem illustrates a point, clearly and unambiguously. Builders and Flexibility Covers basic checker play very well. Explained in as many words as are needed to get the point across, magrie, not any less.

However, it is the almost total neglect of the doubling cube that prevents Magriel’s book from standing alone at the top of the heap. Catalog of Undergraduate Day and Evening Programs: And computers make it much easier for experts to try out variations of matriel position to see what effect small changes have on the overall equity.



One Man Back 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. Magriel lives in New York City. Doubling Theory Section IV. The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order. When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game.

Paul MagrielBackgammon World Champion and New York Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician. It was the only truly analytic book about backgammon since Jacoby’s and Crawford’s The Backgammon Book and rendered all backgammon texts preceding it, and even some subsequent ones, obsolete as introductory texts.

Each column is a tiny lesson. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined.

I recommend this highly to the beginning and intermediate player. Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Michael rated it really liked it Mar 23, This reputation is well deserved. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Magriel in the World Series of Poker.

It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that falls a bit short – the doubling cube.

Magroel the time, Magriel was one of the top minds in the game — and a great writer. Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, He reminds mqgriel that good backgammon players rely on skill and strategic sophistication rather than luck.

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This was an interesting time for backgammon. A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast. For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play magriek, Backgammon is an indispensable guide.

Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game.

Backgammon himself, Paul Magriel, known universally as X Backgammon by Paul Magriel. And each problem fits neatly into the text, into the particular themes running through the chapter in which it appears.

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Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Still, for a book dubbed the bible of backgammon, lackluster treatment of this subject makes it fall just short of such a high flying moniker for me. Go to the Index Page and click on the “Error” heading.

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