edition with a new foreword by Renee Magriel Roberts. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of. Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. 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 .

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Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 12, There maggiel nothing Magriel has to show you about backgammon that you cannot see for yourself if you just stop, look, and think about it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds.

Equally or vastly more importantly, it taught me how to effectively use the doubling cube. Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others.

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Basic Doubling Strategy 8. I do not recommend this book to beginners. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring backgammon player. I also appreciated the breakdown of the chapters, which is very logical.


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For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, this bbackgammon is an indispensable guide and an essential reference tool. Please try again later. Duplication and Diversification Michael Czeiszperger rated it really liked it Apr 04, Backgammon for Serious Players.

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.

Ian Hyde rated it really liked it Jan 04, I’ve read it once and I’ll read it again – with Magriel, you can feel your game improving with every page. It was the pilot series that led to the World Series backgammkn Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. But I think it is more than this, it is the definitive book on backgammpn game, it is the Bible, the Torah and the Koran all together.

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See all 34 reviews. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Having defined backgxmmon rules and the basic game types, it explains with excellent examples the principles of duplication and diversification, and the strength of the 5-point.

Up there at the top of the page, no – over on the right. Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game.


I have read it many times: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Of course, as Magriel also says in Renee Magriel’s bacgkammon introduction, the doubling cube is a subject of such complexity that it likely warrants its own book. Buy the selected items together This item: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Each problem illustrates a point, clearly and unambiguously. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined.

The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order. I had read that the book was “the Bible” of backgammon.

Renee Magriel Roberts, Ph. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the reader should learn from Backgammon on how to do it, regardless of field.


I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory. Most of the book is very basic, but each and every aspect is important to understand, and I haven’t read a book since that pointed out the basics so clearly.

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