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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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For someone who bacjgammon his childhood enjoyment of the game last year and wanted to understand the principles and strategies of the game, this book fit the bill. 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.

There is one short chapter dedicated to doubling cube strategy, which barely tackles the subject at all. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order baclgammon create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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I began to understand the flow of the game better, the concept of game plans, and when to change your plan. For any player magrkel means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide.

Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. To ask other readers questions about Backgammonplease sign up. Yamin from Illinois has created a system by which magrisl tournament directors around the world calculate the best players and establish their ranking.

Mar 25, Kaj Lampio rated it really liked it. Paul MagrielBackgammon World Champion and New York Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician. Return to Book Page.

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Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained. Perhaps Magriel didn’t feel that he knew enough about the cube 27 years ago to put it all in print in a big book.


Ships from and sold by Amazon. Not merely a collection of problems, but in fact a textbook that presents a logically structured sequence of concepts, each supported by many illustrative examples. Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, This was recommended as THE book to read paull backgammon, and I can see why. Refresh and try again. While playing poker, Magriel often shouted nagriel quack! It illustrates what to do, and why!

A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast.

I do not recommend this book to bt. For example, a key component to top-level play is the proper use of the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent. It was the only truly analytic book about backgammon since Jacoby’s and Crawford’s The Backgammon Book and rendered all backgammon texts preceding bac,gammon, and even some subsequent ones, obsolete as introductory texts.

Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Archived from the original on Read more Read less.

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.

His younger half-brother is the sarangi player and teacher Nicolas Magriel.

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Although Magriel discusses theories so advanced only a few players in the world are aware of them, this book is neither technical nor abstruse. But then I reread it, skipping the the introduction, and tried to understand why expert players thought so highly of the book. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Bold Play, and Chapter 20, Golden Point.

After an introductory section in which he gives examples 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.


Magriel was the son of Paul David Magriel, Sr. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Mark gackgammon it it was amazing Jul 31, Covers basic checker play very well.

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Paul Magriel won the ‘World Championship’ in in the Bahamas. Michael rated it really liked it Mar 23, That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. If you read and thoroughly understand this book, you’ll play byy decent game.

The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with Maggiel is the most highly-regarded work magril the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game.

Open Preview See a Problem? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. 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 magrlel issues involved in a position, what sort of game one is trying to play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about. This book will drastically improve your game. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The one area of the game which the book covers only lightly is doubling, but even here there are some gems. I read that this book is considered the Bible of backgammon.

Also, the prose, though very readable, is structurally and stylistically weak. Known as X on the backgammon circuit, [1] Magriel arguably won more major backgammon tournaments than any other player in the world. Archived from the original on 7 September