BACKGAMMON BY PAUL MAGRIEL PDF

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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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 pul. The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

A player that masters the concepts in this book will be head and shoulders above the average player. The sections I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs.

Magriel in the World Series of Poker. There are mahriel couple of chapters on doubling, but a systematic exposition of the subject, in the style of the rest of the book, would have made the book even more valuable than it already is.

Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. The instruction is well written mmagriel well explained in a thoughtful manner. 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.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

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You can learn a lot if you roll out the positions and think about what Magriel got right and wrong. 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. It is a good read. Patty rated it really liked it Jun 25, It has already improved my skills and enjoyment. Mind Sports Worldwidemsoworld. A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast.

If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one. One person found this helpful. Excellent magriwl of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. This amgriel a reference to his nickname, X, since a magrirl of 2’s are known in backgammon as “double ducks” and poker as ducks.

While this is the first book I have read about backgammon, it’s hard for me to imagine there are many out there that are much better. Want to Read saving…. It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that magfiel a bit short – the doubling cube.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Magriel was the son of Paul David Magriel, Sr. The book does great justice to its topics in magreil well-diagrammed over pages.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Control of the Outside For 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. This is surely as important as chequer play. 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.

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This book greatly improved my game, and I recommend it to anyone who wants one of the BEST backgammon books available. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the backgakmon odds.

It wouldn’t hurt advanced players to read this too. Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others.

I’ve rarely read technical books that are so clearly written and so well illustrated. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game.

Awesome – improved my game significantly in a really short period of time. Paul is one of the most celebrated backgammon players of all time, writing a book that many consider to be the bible of backgammon. Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained. Mikkel rated it really liked it Aug 17, It carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas and strategic principles.

The sobriquet X originates from Magriel’s simulation of a real backgammon tournament compare simultaneous exhibition in chess with 64 boards, designated X-1 through x, in which the player designated “X” has eventually won. Nov 15, Stephen rated it really liked it.