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 by Paul Magriel

His younger half-brother is the sarangi player and teacher Nicolas Magriel. Equally or vastly more importantly, it taught me how to effectively use the doubling cube. I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Stop trawling internet sites for poorly written Backgammon tips and tricks.

And each problem fits neatly into the text, into the particular themes running through the chapter in which it appears. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Published by Clock and Rose Press first published January 1st Middle Game Strategy What is most striking upon a close rereading is the consistent simplicity of the positions.


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Although Magriel discusses theories so advanced only a few players in the world are aware of them, this book is neither technical nor abstruse. Magriel systematically elucidates backgammon strategy, from fundamental to intermediate to advanced. A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast. How to use this book? Magriel was the son of Paul David Magriel, Sr.

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.

Gives basic frameworks and explains more technical areas of the game. I do not want to put wrong ideas into beginners’ heads by recommending Paul Magriel’s book when there are better vy available. The US mwgriel Paul Magriel, probably the bh publicized pure backgammon player in history.

It does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. A Brief History of Backgammon “. He is widely considered the games foremost theorist and teacher and one of its premier players. Ian Hyde rated it really liked it Jan 04, The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. I recommend this highly to the beginning and intermediate player.

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.

Paul is one of the most backgammon backgammon players of all time, writing a book that many consider to be the bible of backgammon. 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. Mind Sports Worldwidemsoworld.


Besides he goes deep in his comments on various aspects of the game like “builders”, flexibility and so on. Bacckgammon any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, this book is an indispensable guide and an essential reference tool. Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it.

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Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, 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. Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines.

Doubling Theory Section IV. Magriel first came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in Having defined the rules and the basic game types, it explains with excellent examples the principles of duplication and diversification, and the strength of the 5-point. 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.

That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play.