Backgammon Books

How to Play and Win

  AUTHOR: Donald Carter
  YEAR: 1973
  PUBLISHER: Holloway House Publishing Company
  CITY: Los Angeles, California
  ISBN: 0-87067-438-2
  BINDING: Softcover
  PAGES: 247
  SIZE: 18 cm high, 11 cm wide
1.  The Lure of Backgammon
2.  Equipment and the Rules for Playing
3.  The Opening, the Possibilities
4.  The Opening Move, Continued: Doubles in Opening and Second Moves
5.  Dice Lore, Numbers and Porbability
6.  Responding to the Opening Move
7.  Into the Game Situation
8.  Scoring the Game in Depth
9.  More Probabilities, More Position Counting
10.  Double or Nothing
11.  The Late Positions
12.  The Back Game
13.  Chouette, Snake
14.  Parties and Tournament Backgammon
Appendix:  A Short History of Backgammon
  COVER: A great game and a great book for beginner and expert alike.
      Whether you want to play for fun or money or both, this guide will teach all you want to know about backgammon—the most action-packed, exciting and challenging game of skill and chance ever devised.
      The game dates back at least 5,000 years and was truly the sport of kings. One emperor wrote a book about it; another is said to have played the game at $15,000 per point. Today, with a resurgence of interest in the game on an internation scale, backgammon is being played for fun in living rooms and for money in plush casinos across the globe. And this book will allow you to compete with the best of players—and win!
      Includes: Nearly 100 easy-to-follow diagrams; rules for playing; back and running game analysis; dice lore, numbers & probabilities; diagram of a complete game, from opening move and replay to end game; tournament play; glossary.

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