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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Backgammon carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas, and strategic principles. 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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. There are a couple of chapters on doubling, but a systematic exposition of the subject, in the style of the rest of the book, would have mahriel the book even more valuable than it already is.

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Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, 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. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the reader should learn from Backgammon on how to do it, regardless of field. In the final, X was pitted against X, and X won. Magriel write in concise non-technical language that is enhanced by backtammon and precise diagrams, a glossary, and tables.

It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills. 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.

The book is also valuable as a beautifully organized collection of simple problems. Alastair Edwards rated it really liked it Jul 18, I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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. After Contact Section V.

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I had intended to first try to read the other two reviews, but am somehow not sufficiently profieint to access. Basic Odds Section II.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Paul Magriel won the ‘World Championship’ in in the Bahamas. Read more Read less. Return to Book Page. For someone who re-kindled his childhood enjoyment of the game last year and wanted to understand the principles and strategies of the game, this book fit the bill.


Playing with software is magrieo hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Yamin from Illinois has created a system by which the tournament directors around the world calculate the best players and establish their ranking. Each problem illustrates a point, clearly and unambiguously.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

Section one is identical to his “Beginning Backgammon” book, and the rest of the book is for more advanced play. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined. Mohsen rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Retrieved from ” https: Backgammon by Paul Magriel.

It was the first book that vackgammon me that there was actually strategy and skill involved and not just the “luck of the dice”. The book does great justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages.

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