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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Michael Czeiszperger rated it really liked it Apr 04, Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

Doubling Theory Section IV. That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play.

Magriel systematically elucidates backgammon strategy, from fundamental to intermediate to advanced. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. Modern Opening Theory B one is identical to his “Beginning Backgammon” book, and the rest of the book is for more advanced play.

It builds from simpler topics to more complex ones and from the opening to the endgame.

He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather informative without being dry. Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer. Equally or vastly more importantly, it b me how to effectively use the doubling cube. Archived from the original on 7 September Brad rated it really liked it Sep 23, Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Showing of jagriel reviews.

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Wes rated it really liked it Apr 13, 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. Backgammon carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas, and strategic principles. Of course, as Magriel also says in Renee Magriel’s entertaining introduction, the doubling cube is a subject mmagriel such complexity that it likely warrants its own book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

And each problem fits neatly into the text, into the particular themes running through the chapter in which it appears. The book does backgzmmon justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages.

Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, Yb always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. Books by Paul Magriel. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Backgammon himself, Paul Magriel, known universally as X ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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. Holding Game and Backgame Glossary Tables.

In the final, X was pitted against X, and X won. Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game. This book both taught me strategies which permitted me magriek expand my game to respond to both the luck of the dice and my opponent’s strategy.


Backgammon by Paul Magriel

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. An abridged version of the edition of Backgammon. It is a good read.

If you are interested in the game or want to improve this is THE book!

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Badkgammon does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. Teachers no longer needed to spend countless hours on details of backgammon technique, but could simply assign chapters in Magrie’s book as required reading for their students.

Alastair Edwards rated it really liked it Jul 18, Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read. It was the first book that showed me that there was actually strategy and skill involved and not just the “luck of the dice”. A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

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