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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Bold Play, and Chapter 20, Golden Point. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Renee Magriel Roberts, Ph. It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills.

Backgakmon you read and thoroughly understand this book, you’ll play a decent game. There are some other topics that I felt could do with a bit more explanation and examples, such as the back game. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No Possible Contact Views Read Edit View history.

Amazon Restaurants Food magriek from local restaurants. This was recommended as THE book to read on backgammon, and I can see why. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one.

While playing poker, Magriel often shouted “Quack quack! Although Magriel discusses theories so advanced only a few players in the world are aware of them, this book is neither technical nor abstruse. As Magriel himself says, errors in handling the doubling cube cannot be compensated even with perfect checker play. This book provided that.


Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

Wes rated it really liked it Apr 13, Basic Doubling Strategy 8. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. bacmgammon

I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point magril and clear explanations. Cooper McBean rated it it was amazing Sep 04, It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon. Want to Read saving…. The backgamkon I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs.

A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals. This is a reference to his nickname, X, since a pair of 2’s are known in backgammon as “double ducks” and poker as ducks. This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained. Magriel bacckgammon came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in This reputation is well deserved.

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Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Maggiel. This is surely as important as chequer play. Builders and Flexibility For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide. Also, the prose, though very readable, is structurally and stylistically weak. A Brief History of Backgammon “. Basic Odds Section II. But then I reread it, skipping the the introduction, and tried to understand why expert players thought so highly of the book.


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.

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A player that masters the concepts in this book will be head and shoulders above the average player. While I’ve read other books, during the time period in my life when I was very serious byy backgammon, playing nights a week both gambling and competing in tournaments, this was in fact my Bible.

Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring pul player. Published by Clock and Rose Press first published January 1st That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. I do not want to put wrong ideas into beginners’ heads by recommending Paul Magriel’s book when there are better books available.

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