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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Lists with This Book. However, it is the almost total neglect of the doubling cube that prevents Magriel’s book from standing alone at the top of the heap.

If you buy the book, make sure you are getting this one pages not the shorter one. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. For players who don’t understand the fundamentals of the game, studying this book and trying to apply its concepts over the board invariably leads to tremendous improvement.

What is most striking upon a close rereading is the consistent simplicity of the positions. I bought this book for my daughter as it is easy to understand and is perfect for her as a beginner.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel

How to use this book? Paul is one of the most celebrated backgammon players of all time, writing a book that many consider to be the bible of backgammon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Using Men Effectively Paul was also the backgammon backggammon for The New York Times and has won more major backgammon tournaments than any other player. 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.

Of course, as Magriel also says in Renee Magriel’s entertaining introduction, the doubling cube is a subject of such complexity that it likely warrants its own book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Magriel was featured in the commentary in the televised backgammon series, High Stakes Backgammonproduced from the World Backgammon Championships held in Monte Carlo. 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.

While I’ve read other books, during the time period in my backgmamon when I was very serious about backgammon, playing nights a week both gambling and competing in tournaments, this was in fact my Bible. Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others.

This book will drastically improve your game. For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide.

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Return to Book Page. That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. The disadvantages are that some important details of advanced topics e.


Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game. Mikkel rated it really liked it Aug 17, Please try again later. This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel It is perhaps not for the novice or not serious player. Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Modern Opening Theory Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Fred Beringer rated it liked it Jul 05, Doubling Theory Section IV.