Backgammon Books

  How to Play Tournament Backgammon

  AUTHOR: Kit Woolsey
  YEAR: 1993
  PUBLISHER: The Gammon Press
  CITY: Arlington, MA
  BINDING: Softcover, staple-bound
  PAGES: 50
  SIZE: 28 cm high, 21 cm wide

     "How To Play Tournament Backgammon is more along the lines of a white paper rather than a book. It is definitely for intermediate or advanced players to appreciate what it is conveying."—Allen Adams


     "Describes how cube handling varies in matches. It shows how to compute push and cash points, recube equity, how to figure gammon costs, etc. It gives Kit's new (for 1993) match equity chart and a method for remembering most of it fairly well."—Michael Zehr


     "Unfortunately I don't think there is a complete introduction to match play. Kit Woolsey's How To Play Tournament Backgammon is too short, little more than a pamphlet, and I don't think it is his best writing on the subject. More common than trying to understand how to handle an 8-cube at 11-away 19-away is trying to understand the nuances of the 5 point match, and he wrote an excellent introduction to that in his magazine, GammOnline."--Douglas Zare, February 2003

Crawford Game Strategies
Post-Crawford Play: The Free Drop; Mandatory Doubling
The Two-Away versus Two-Away Score
The Match Equity Table
Learning the Table: Gain-Loss Tables; The Doubling Window
Initial Cube Decisions at Various Scores
Redoubles and Cube Leverage
Cube Leverage in Gammonish Positions
Gammon Potential and Checker Play
Five Practical Examples
An Illustrative Game: Woolsey-Robertie, Reno 1993
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   New Ideas In Backgammon
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Cube Reference Positions
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Lessons for Serious Players
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