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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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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. Want to Read saving…. Jul 09, Matija rated it really liked it Shelves: Written, designed, printed and bound in the USA.

Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. The book does great justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Backgammin rated it really liked it Sep 23, After Contact Section V.

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A Brief History of Backgammon “. For example, a bg component to top-level play is the proper use of the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent. Paul was also the backgammon columnist for The New York Times and has won more major backgammon tournaments than any other player.

Not merely a collection of problems, but in fact a textbook that presents a logically structured sequence of concepts, each supported by many illustrative examples. This is a reference to his nickname, X, since a pair of 2’s are known in backgammon as “double ducks” and poker as ducks. For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon magrlel an indispensable guide.


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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. This reputation is well deserved. This book will drastically improve your game. Paull you are interested in the game or want to improve this is THE book! I’ve read it once, but need to read it over again!

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I do not recommend this book to beginners. When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game. While I’ve read other books, during the time period in my life when I was very serious about backgammon, playing nights a week both gambling and competing in tournaments, this was in fact my Bible.

If you read and thoroughly understand maggiel book, you’ll play a decent game. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Michael Czeiszperger rated it really liked it Apr 04, It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills.

Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. There are a couple of chapters on doubling, but a systematic exposition of the subject, in the style yb the rest of the book, would have made the book even more valuable than it already is. 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. Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained.


Magriel first came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in 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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Buy the selected items together This item: Lawrence Jones rated it it was amazing Apr 16, The numerous pictures are very helpful. You can learn a lot if you roll out the positions and think about what Magriel got right and wrong. One person found this helpful. But then I reread it, skipping the the introduction, and tried to understand why expert players thought so highly of the book. Fred Beringer rated it liked it Jul 05, Alastair Edwards rated it really liked it Jul 18, Read more Read less.

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