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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The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it. Middle Game Strategy Brad rated it backtammon liked it Sep 23, Catalog of Undergraduate Day and Evening Programs: Michael rated it really liked it Mar 23, There are a couple of chapters on doubling, but a systematic exposition of the subject, in the style of the rest of the book, would have made the book even more valuable than it already is.

Fred Beringer rated it liked it Jul 05, Cooper McBean rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained.

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Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring backgammon player. No other details are immediately available.

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A must for the serious minded backgammon enthusiast. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined. Mar 25, Kaj Lampio rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And each problem fits neatly into the text, into the particular themes running through the chapter in which it appears.


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. Yet this pointing out what you can see for yourself is the most valuable service a teacher of backgammon can perform for you. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel. Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Jul 09, Matija rated it really liked it Shelves: For anyone not yet playing the game; try it, you’ll like it. I’ve rarely read technical books that are so clearly written and so well illustrated.

I began to understand the flow of the game better, the concept of game plans, and when to change your plan.

Home News Player News. Ian Hyde rated it really liked it Jan 04, I always recommend reading Magriel to anyone trying to improve.

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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. I do not recommend this book to beginners.

Michael Czeiszperger rated it really liked it Apr 04, Priming and Blocking Thanks for telling us about the problem. The main criticism of the book must be that it is weak on doubling strategy.


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Want to Read saving…. Marc Olsen rated it liked it Mar 24, It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play.

His trademark phrase was “quack quack,” which he’d use to use to identify bet amounts that magrie with 22 or some multiple thereof — like the “double quack quack” he used when making it 44, and busting an opponent in magruel WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship.

There is one short chapter dedicated to doubling cube strategy, which barely tackles the subject at all. It was through backgammon that Magriel picked up his famous nickname, “X The book does great justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages.

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Paul MagrielBackgammon World Champion and New York Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician.

Having stood the test of time for over a quarter-century, Backgammon is still the best and most widely recommended magrkel quoted standard instructional manual and reference work on the game for novice and expert alike.