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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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Each problem illustrates a point, clearly and unambiguously. This reputation is well deserved. 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 play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about.

The sections I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs. 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’m thrilled that it is back in print, since the last copy I bought just slightly used for a friend because this was my only choice was rather expensive.

It wouldn’t hurt advanced players to read this too. Basic Checker Play 4.

Paul Magriel

I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea 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 anyone not bakgammon playing the game; try it, you’ll like it. He was a professor at the Newark College of Engineering now New Jersey Technical Institute before becoming a full-time backgammon and poker player.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Ian Hyde rated it really liked it Jan 04, Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, But I think it is more than this, it is the definitive book on the game, it is the Bible, the Torah and the Koran mavriel together.

Read more Read less. The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it.

Paul Magriel – Wikipedia

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.

Get to Know Us. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This book will drastically improve magrieo game.

The theory explains at which stages of tournaments expected value exists to make moves on other players, depending on the ratio between chip stack sizes and antes.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Explore the Home Gift Guide. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


I also appreciated the breakdown of the chapters, which is very logical. Alexandre Arraes rated it did not like it Dec 28, Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. 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.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Basic Odds Section II. Books by Paul Magriel. It does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. I recommend this highly to the beginning and intermediate player.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon.

Little outdated today, that’s why I didn’t give 5 stars. Patty rated it really liked it Jun 25, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?