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Most underrated beginner book: Jacoby and Crawford, "The Backgammon Book."
Sure you wouldn't make every play they recommend, but it can help a
beginner start thinking the right way about the game. I know of one
beginner it helped a lot ... me!
Most underrated intermediate book: Barclay Cooke's "Paradoxes and
Probabilities." A lot of great principles with examples given where some
other principle predominates, and so the recommended play is wrong. This
book got me from winning small to winning big.
Most underrated advanced book: Antonio Ortega's "Costa Rica 93." Great
annotation of a great match between Wilcox Snellings and Mike Senkiewicz.
Includes comments from the players themselves, so it may also be the only
written insight available from these two "Giants". Great reading, but
when is the last time you heard of it? I Googled it just now and found
only one passing reference to it, in an old RGB post by Walter Trice.
- After Magriel (Robert-Jan Veldhuizen+, Aug 2000)
- Annotated matches (Walter Trice, Jan 2000)
- Best books from the bot era (Chuck Bower+, Nov 2007)
- Best next step (Gregg Cattanach+, July 2002)
- Bibliography (Carl Tait, Apr 2000)
- Books for advanced players (Edward D. Collins, June 2003)
- Books for serious players (Douglas Zare, Feb 2003)
- Books on match play (Keene Marin+, Sept 2005)
- Buyer's guide (Chuck Bower, Feb 1998)
- How to read backgammon books (Gary Wong, Jan 1998)
- Ideal book on backgammon (Laury Chizlett, Apr 2000)
- Informal book survey (Chuck Bower+, Dec 2005)
- John Bazigos's suggestions (Mika Johnsson, July 1993)
- Magriel, Robertie, and Kleinman (Gregg Cattanach, May 2000)
- Marty Storer's reading list (Larry Hunter, May 1992)
- Recommended Backgammon Books (Butch Meese, Jan 1984)
- Survey of some available books (William Hill, Jan 1998)
- Three underrated books (Mary Hickey, July 2003)
- What's a good second book? (Tommy+, Dec 2000)
- Which book by Chris Bray should I buy? (Timothy Chow+, July 2012)