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Backgammon, by Millard Hopper

This has been accomplished by introducing a simple presentation of the manner of play, so that the plays can be shown at a glance. The Values of Luck and Skill 7. Learn more – opens in new window or tab eBay Money Back Guarantee Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Diagram 13 shows the situation. There are even backgammon problems for the reader to solve.

Buy only this item Close this window. This gives you a good chance of hitting him on re-entering. You should first pair any men you and your adversary have on opposite points, then calculate how many points your unpaired men are from the Home table: The Millaed illustrates the play.

Shipping cost cannot be calculated. There is considerable strategy involved in this final stage of play and is treated at more length later in this book.

Diagram 10 In the above diagram, Black has won the opening throw of the dice for a [3] and [1]. If your opponent is ahead of you when bearing off, never play up men from your 4 or 3 points while you still have a large number of men on your 6 point. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list.


Joseph Franklin Montague for the constructive assistance extended me in the preparation of the work. Diagram 17 Here, White has thrown a [Double 4] and removes four men from his 4 point. Black throws a [5] and [4] and is entitled to remove men from his 5 and 4 point. Sell now – Have one to sell?

BACKGAMMON by Millard Hopper | Kirkus Reviews

Two men from your 8 to your Bar point, and two men from your 6 to your 5 point. It is hoppwr simplest and frequently the most exciting.

When your opponent has borne most of his men and you have rehit one of his men and have it locked in your Home table, you should immediately strip all the remaining Blocked points in his Home table to one man. The fun of Backgammon is in its constantly changing advantages and startling surprises that occur frequently during the game. Your best bet is to move your outpost forward milllard the 4 point.


If his throw enables him to enter one man from the Bar he can do so but the number on the die cannot be moved until the other man from the Bar is entered. Also, when leaving a blot, try and choose a point which is more likely to millarc covered next throw.

The student should make the plays on his board and refer to the diagrams. While this last method of scoring has been accepted by many players, I still prefer to retain the traditional Gammon and Backgammon. Again White takes advantage of this throw to secure another point in his Home table, and plays a man from his 8 to his 4 point, and another from his 6 to his 4 point. You must bear in mind that your opponents Black men are coming hipper you; also hooper a single man on any point is subject to being hit and sent vackgammon to start over.


Diagram 27 Here White throws a [6] and [4]. Milard success of his Back Game depends on being able to spread some of his outside men, and if these men have been forced to backgammin far ahead of schedule the backbone of his Back Game is broken. Through a wealth of diagrams, remarkably clear explanations, and a sample game with play-by-play analysis of moves and strategy, he makes the game simple enough for anyone to play. Black now throws a [6] and [4]. The colors of the men or checkers varies with the different grades of sets, but Black and White, or Black and White are the most customary.

Backgakmon, watchful waiting and caution are a part of every game and carries no specific type of play, like the other games. An excellent combination of instructions, hints, suggestions, diagrams and problems designed to help the beginner master the game. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location.

This being a double and the strongest possible opening throw on the dice, enables him to cover his 5 point in his Home table, also his 7 or Bar Point. How Old Is Backgammon?

Actually, the opening throws play a very important part in the later development and it is necessary for the student to learn exactly how to play these throws to the best advantage. Backgammon is played by two persons upon a hoppsr designed with twenty-four points of alternate colors.

Diagram 37 White to Play Double Sixes.