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America's best backgammon player works at Goldman Sachs

Independent Online - Apr 23, 2017
If forced to pick one moment to represent backgammon's conquest of the idle hours of our time, I would point to the morning of September 29, 2015, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its “genius grants” and one awardee tweeted that he'd received ...

Bringing back good times

The Tribune - Apr 21, 2017
“Let us also schedule a game of backgammon (board game)? It 'gets my back up' (annoys) when eating out becomes a stand-alone activity. Nowadays, modern conveniences enable great food to be made at home without 'back-breaking effort' (strenuous),” I ...

Gobuty dispels Gretzky backgammon myth

Winnipeg Free Press - Apr 18, 2017
Gobuty dispels Gretzky backgammon myth. Mike Sawatzky By: Mike Sawatzky Posted: 04/18/2017 11:04 AM | Last Modified: 04/18/2017 6:20 PM | Updates | Comments: Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. Michael Gobuty will be inducted into the ...

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Backgammon books

Backgammon For Dummies

by: Chris Bray
A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon!

Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day.

Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year.
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Backgammon: Pure Strategy

by: Mr. Marc Brockmann Olsen
"Backgammon – Pure Strategy" goes deeper into understanding the theory of the game, than any other book before it. This is not a beginners book. This is the book to take your game from intermediate or advanced, into the expert or world class level. The book explains how the backgammon AI algorithms (artificial intelligence) work, and how we as humans can get inspired from them. With this inspiration, the book presents a very strong framework of understanding the dynamics and strategy of the game: a human neural net philosophy.
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Backgammon Boot Camp

by: Walter Trice
Walter Trice breaks backgammon down and puts it back together. In a series of articles first appearing online at GammonVillage.com, Trice covers every aspect of the game - from the most fundamental to the most advanced. No other book covers this range of essential material. Regardless of your level of play, Backgammon Boot Camp will transform you into a lean, mean, point-winning machine.
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Conquering Backgammon

by: Ed Rosenblum
Conquering Backgammon will improve your player skills whether you are a novice, advanced, or tournament ranked player. CBG was endorsed by Bloomberg News in December 2016 for "incorporating lessons gained from computer analysis". This clearly organized book uses a stitched hardcover to stand up to long-term repeated reference. Strategies and tactics are supported by full-color detailed examples.

Two volumes are contained in this one book. If you are a new or returning player, volume 1 will guide you through backgammon rules and principles and have you up and playing in less then 1/2 an hour.
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Beginner Backgammon Tutorial - 1 - Setting up the Board

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Gibraltar Backgammon Championship 2017 - SJ Semifinal - Jacek Wojciechowski/Mochy


The Backgammon London Open 2013: Feature Match 9 - Raj Jansari VS Andy Kindler


Backgammon for complete beginners. Part 1 - Introduction and The board.

First in a series of (hopefully!) easy to follow tutorials on playing backgammon, designed for the absolute beginning player. Please feel free to comment, and ask ...

Ohio Backgammon 2017 - Open Final - Sean Garber v Jacek Wojciechowski