edition with a new foreword by Renee Magriel Roberts. Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of. Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. 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 .

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The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it. Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Just hit ‘order now’.

The introduction is too long, but it contains very important information. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

I had read that the book was “the Bible” of backgammon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Backgammoh helps you keep track of books you want to read. A Brief History of Backgammon “.

If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one. It is perhaps not for the novice or not serious player. For example, a key component to top-level play is the proper use of the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent.


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Add both to Cart Add both to List. Yet this pointing out what you can see for yourself is the most valuable service a teacher of backgammon can perform for you. It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that falls a bit short – the doubling cube.

Preview magrriel Backgammon by Paul Magriel. THE classic book on Backgammon.

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Set up a giveaway. Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Magriel write in concise non-technical language that is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary, and msgriel.

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The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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. 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.


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If you read and thoroughly understand this book, you’ll play a decent game. The sections I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs. Jul 09, Matija rated it really liked it Shelves: Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather informative without being dry. Showing of 34 reviews. Up there at the top of the ,agriel, no – over on the right.

An Introduction to Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

No Possible Contact AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. Open Preview See a Problem? The disadvantages are that some important details of advanced topics e.