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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It is a good read. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game. I began to understand the flow of the game better, the concept of game plans, and when to change your plan. The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with a unique, easy-to-understand, step-by-step building-block approach.

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The sections I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs. This is a minor matter.

The one area of the game which the book covers only lightly is doubling, but even here there are some gems. Paul David Magriel, Jr.

For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There is one short chapter dedicated to doubling cube strategy, which barely tackles the subject backgakmon all.

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Priming and Blocking I’ve read this for 4 months and still won’t loan it out as I still haven’t worn the ‘new’ off of it. The sobriquet X originates from Magriel’s simulation of a real backgammon tournament compare simultaneous exhibition in chess with 64 boards, designated X-1 through x, in which the player designated “X” has eventually won.


Basic Doubling Strategy 8. Alastair Edwards rated it really liked it Jul 18, The author leads the reader on the journey from complete novice to competent player. Control of the Outside Very good basic mzgriel about backgammon.

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I recommend this backhammon to the beginning and intermediate player. I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory.

It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Still, for a book maagriel the bible of backgammon, lackluster treatment of this subject makes it fall just short of such a high flying moniker for me.


Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This book greatly improved my game, and I recommend it to anyone who wants one of the BEST backgammon books available. It wouldn’t hurt advanced players to read this too. After an introductory section in which he gives backgamon of the four most common types of game running game, holding game, attacking game and priming game and some basic doubling cube strategy and maths, Magriel goes on to tackle most of the fundamental points of chequer play.

The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order. Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines.