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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Backgammon by Paul Magriel
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Backgammon by Paul Magriel. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game.
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. 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. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds.
For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide. Having stood the test of time for over a quarter-century, Backgammon is still the best and most widely recommended and quoted standard instructional manual and reference work on the game for novice and expert alike.
Published by Clock and Rose Press first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Backgammonplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. Awesome – improved my game significantly in a really magrel period of time.
Playing with software is a hard way to mavriel learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. This book provided that. Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now. Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing.
Jul 09, Matija rated it really liked it Shelves: Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to bt a beginner forever should read. This reputation is well deserved. I really appreciated Magriel’s backgammoh, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Explained in as many words as are needed to get the point across, but not any less.
He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather pal without being backammon. 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. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the reader should learn from Backgammon on how to do it, regardless of field. I also appreciated the breakdown of the chapters, which is very logical.
It builds from simpler topics to more complex ones and from the opening to the endgame. It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that falls a bit short – the doubling cube. There is one short chapter dedicated to doubling cube strategy, which barely tackles the subject at all.
As Magriel himself says, errors in handling the doubling cube cannot be compensated even with perfect checker play. Of course, as Magriel also says in Renee Magriel’s entertaining introduction, the doubling cube is a subject of such complexity that it likely warrants its own book. 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.
There are some other topics that I felt could do with a bit more explanation and examples, such as the back game. Also, this book was written way before there was good backgammon software, in the seventies, and it is likely that some corrections would have to be made for example, what are the best openings and responses to the opening rolls from what we have since learned from the bots.
Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring backgammon player. Oct 13, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was recommended as THE book to read on backgammon, and I can see why. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. It illustrates what to do, and why! I’ve read it once, but need to read it over again! Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: THE classic book on Bakgammon.
It was the first book that showed me that there was actually strategy mzgriel skill involved and not just the “luck of the dice”.
A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast. Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game. For anyone not yet playing the game; try it, you’ll like it. Nov 15, Stephen rated it really liked it. Mar 25, Kaj Lampio rated it really liked it. Very good basic book about backgammon. Little outdated today, that’s why I didn’t give 5 stars.
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