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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Awesome – improved my game significantly in a really short period of time. This book both taught me strategies which permitted me to expand my game to respond to both the luck of the dice and my opponent’s strategy.

A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

I bought this book for my daughter as it is easy to understand and is perfect for her as a beginner. Backgammon for Serious Players. 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 all together. I bavkgammon not recommend this book to beginners. Paul David Magriel, Jr. The book is enhanced by backgammon and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel

To ask other readers questions about Backgammonplease sign up. It is perhaps not for the novice or not serious player. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast.

Lawrence Jones rated it it was amazing Apr 16, 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. Holding Game and Backgame Glossary Tables. The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it. Bxckgammon systematically elucidates backgammon strategy, from fundamental to intermediate to advanced.

Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing.

The Hendon Mob website. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Showing of bacgkammon reviews. Also, this book was written way before there was good backgammon software, in the seventies, and it is likely that some corrections would have to be made for example, what are the best openings and responses to the opening rolls from what we have since learned from the bots. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Mind Sports Worldwidemsoworld.

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Backgmamon, it still remains a superb text on checker play and even today’s intermediates will improve thru detailed study of it. 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.

English Choose a language for shopping. The instruction is well written and well explained in a thoughtful manner. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined. Each problem illustrates a point, clearly and unambiguously. How to use this book? Paul David Magriel, Jr.


It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. Section one is identical to his “Beginning Backgammon” book, and the rest of the book is for more advanced play. It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon.

Paul MagrielBackgammon World Champion and New York Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Paul David Magriel Jr. Covers basic checker play very well. 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 had several notable finishes in poker tournaments from the mids in Europeplaying in LondonParis and Vienna in Omahahold’em and seven-card stud events.

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