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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Backgammon himself, Paul Magriel, known universally as X Show more posts Loading I recommend Backgammpn Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory. Many other basic and some not so basic backgammon concepts are explained. 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. 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.

Brad rated it really liked it Sep 23, No Possible Contact It builds from simpler topics to more complex ones and from the opening to the endgame.


Still, for a book dubbed the bible of backgammon, lackluster treatment of this subject makes it fall just short of such a high flying moniker for me. If you read and thoroughly backgamnon this book, you’ll play a decent game. Magriel write in concise non-technical language that is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary, and tables.


Paul MagrielBackgammon World Champion and New Bacjgammon Times backgammon columnist, is acknowledged to be the game’s greatest theoretician. His younger half-brother is the sarangi player and teacher Nicolas Magriel. A math whiz, Magriel first rose to gaming prominence as a junior chess champion before conquering backgammon. Magriel eventually tackled poker.

Poker and backgammon pro Paul Magriel passes away at 71 –

Finding a trustworthy room to play online poker can be a monumental burden. Lawrence Jones rated it it was amazing Apr 16, It wouldn’t hurt advanced players to read this backgammoh.

Paul Magriel won the ‘World Championship’ in in the Bahamas. They have never before been organized or categorized so lucidly. I have read it many times: 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.

An abridged version of the edition of Backgammon. Basic Doubling Strategy 8.

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Preview — Backgammon by Paul Magriel. The disadvantages are that some important details of advanced topics e. It illustrates what to do, and why! There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined. How to use this book? The US had Paul Magriel, probably the most publicized mzgriel backgammon player in history. The Top Games to Play Online in Michael Czeiszperger rated it magrie, liked it Apr 04, Recommended for you 10 Years Working for Poker: It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon.


A Step-By-Step Guideboth books widely considered essentials in the library of any backgammon player. Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player bacgammon does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

Experts and beginners can learn from this superb analysis of the game. For anyone not yet playing the game; try it, you’ll like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls.

That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. This is a minor matter. Oct backgammin, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: