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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A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals. Magriel write in concise non-technical language that is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary, and tables.

The numerous pictures are very helpful. 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. 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. 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.

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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. There is nothing Magriel has to show you about backgammon that you cannot see for yourself if you just stop, look, and think about it.


Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now.

Cooper McBean rated it it was amazing Sep 04, If you enjoy backgammon and are interested in improving your playing skills and enjoyment of the game, this is worth your time and money. Patty rated it really liked it Jun 25, The Hendon Mob website.

I recommend this highly to the beginning and intermediate player. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Magriel had several notable finishes in poker tournaments from the mids in Magrieelplaying in LondonParis and Vienna in Omahahold’em and seven-card stud events.

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. This was the first real textbook on the game. 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.

I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Most of the book is very basic, but each and every aspect is important to understand, and I haven’t read a book since that pointed out the basics so clearly.

Section one is identical to his “Beginning Backgammon” book, and the rest of the book is for more advanced play. A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast. 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. Basic Odds Section II.

Aug backgammno, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. Mind Sports Worldwidemsoworld. Open Preview See a Problem?

The introduction is too long, but it contains very important information. Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Basic Checker Play 4. After receiving perfect College Board scores, he became, magiel 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. While this is the first book I have read about backgammon, it’s hard for me to imagine there are many out there that are much better.

This book will drastically improve your game. For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide.

A former New York State chess champion, he appears regularly as a lecturer and consultant and has been teaching backgammon for the past five years.