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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A player that masters the concepts in this book will be head and shoulders above the average player. Doubling Theory Section IV. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Magriel dubbed the number of rotations a player could survive without voluntarily entering a pot — stack divided by total blinds and antes in magrkel — his or her “M.

Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game. Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Kevin rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Marc Olsen rated it liked it Mar 24, 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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For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide. Recommended for you 10 Years Working for Poker: Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer.


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Finding a trustworthy room to play online poker can be a monumental burden. Jul 09, Matija rated it really liked it Shelves: Author, Paul Magriel, Backgammon World Champion international rivals nicknamed him “The Computer,” acknowledging him as a premier theoretician and New York Times backgammon columnist, has ingeniously broken down every aspect of backgammon to its component parts, explaining the game here with a unique, easy to understand, step-by-step, building-block approach.

Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others. Explained in as many words as are needed to get the point across, but not any less. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Published by Clock and Rose Press first published January 1st Magriel write in concise non-technical language that is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary, and tables. It was through backgammon that Magriel picked up his famous nickname, “X Backgammon by Paul Magriel.

The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. It was the first book that showed me that there was actually strategy and skill involved and badkgammon just the “luck of the dice”.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel

This is a minor matter. A must for the serious minded backgammon enthusiast. Lists with This Book. 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.


Michael rated it really liked it Mar 23, The book does great justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages. Using Men Effectively Paperbackpages. The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it.

Priming and Blocking There is one short chapter dedicated to doubling cube strategy, which barely tackles the subject at all. It illustrates what to do, and why!

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This was recommended as THE book to read on backgammon, and I can see why. It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that falls a bit short – the doubling cube. The US had Paul Magriel, probably the most publicized pure backgammon player in history. A math whiz, Magriel first rose to gaming prominence as a junior chess champion before conquering backgammon. The Hendon Mob website.

Fred Beringer rated it liked it Jul 05, Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Backgammon carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas, and strategic principles. For example, a key component to top-level play is the proper use pakl the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent.