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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One person found this helpful. Paul MagrielBackgammon World Badkgammon and New York Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician.
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Backgammon by Paul Magriel
Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. 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. For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide.
A player that masters the concepts in this book will be head and shoulders above the average player. Equally or vastly more importantly, it taught me how to effectively use the doubling cube. An understanding of these points will raise anyone’s game from the “hitting twice is fun, so it must be right” level to knowing what are the issues involved in a position, what sort of game one is trying to backgammn, and how best to bring one’s objectives about.
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An Introduction to Backgammon, by Paul Magriel
You can learn a lot if you roll out the positions and think about what Magriel got right and wrong. I’ve read it once and I’ll read it again – with Magriel, you can feel your game improving with every page. Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game. Buy the selected items together This item: After receiving perfect College Board scores, he became, while an undergraduate, a fellow of the Courant Institute at New York University and later a National Science Foundation fellow at Princeton University with a primary interest in probability.
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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.
I read that this book is considered the Bible of backgammon. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. If you have even a vague interest in understanding what’s going on under the hood of this fascinating and utterly addictive game, then I can think of few finer places to start.
While I’ve read other books, during the time period in my life when I was very serious about backgammon, playing nights a week both gambling and competing in tournaments, this was in fact my Bible. Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, A Brief History of Backgammon “.
It lays out rules for when to play boldly and when to play safe, when to split your back men and when not to split them. Magriel in the World Series of Poker. Catalog of Undergraduate Day and Evening Programs: It has already improved my skills and enjoyment.
The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with backganmon unique, easy-to-understand, step-by-step building-block approach. Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring backgammon player.
Intermediate and high level players will find more than enough meat to satiate their appetite, while beginners will benefit from one of the most detailed, well written, and easy-to-understand reviews of basic goals, strategies, and odds available.
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He was a professor at the Newark College of Engineering now New Jersey Technical Institute before becoming a full-time backgammon and poker player.
But I think it is more than this, it is the definitive book on the game, backbammon is the Bible, the Torah and the Koran all together.
What is most striking upon a close rereading is the consistent simplicity of the positions. 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.
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