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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Colin rated it really liked it Jan 25, This is a reprint bacgammon Backgammon by Paul Magriel Lawrence Jones rated it it was amazing Apr 16, When I first read Magriel, about 15 years ago, I was very weak, and it transformed my game. Other books simply repeat – sometimes with other words – what Magriel has said. Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Don’t let the price put you off. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His younger half-brother is the sarangi player and teacher Nicolas Magriel.

Teachers no longer needed to spend countless hours on details of backgammon technique, but could simply assign chapters in Magrie’s book as required reading for their students.

He was a professor at the Newark College of Engineering now New Jersey Technical Institute before becoming a full-time backgammon and poker player. It does a fine job of communicating the fundamentals of sound backgammon play. The introduction is mafriel long, but it contains very important mafriel.

While playing poker, Magriel often shouted “Quack quack! Priming and Blocking Return to Book Page. The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it.


The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds. Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now. If you have even a vague interest in understanding what’s going on under the hood of this fascinating and utterly addictive game, then I can think of few finer places to start. The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order.

The US had Paul Baclgammon, probably the most publicized pure backgammon player in history. This is a minor matter. Borislav backgamjon it it was amazing Oct 09, Yet this pointing out what you can see for yourself is the most valuable service a teacher of backgammon can perform for you.

That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. Oct 13, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Michael Czeiszperger bacckgammon it really liked it Apr 04, It is perhaps not for the novice or not serious player.


Backgammon – Edition. 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.

Magriel had several notable finishes in poker tournaments from the mids in Europeplaying in LondonParis and Vienna in Omahahold’em and seven-card stud events. 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. Besides he goes deep in his comments on various aspects of the game like “builders”, flexibility and so on.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I’ve read it once, but need to read it over again! This book provided that. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


It is a good read. I do not know how anyone serious about Backgammon could rate this book any less that 5 Stars.

Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game. I’ve rarely read technical books that are so clearly written and so well illustrated. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Up there at the top of the page, no – over on the right. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

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Middle Game Strategy If you budgeted for 2 books, forget both of them and get this one. It has already improved my skills and enjoyment. For example, a key component to top-level play is the proper use of margiel cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent.

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. Paul David Magriel Jr. Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Open Preview See a Problem?

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It carefully explains the game’s basic concepts, ideas and strategic principles.