Backgammon Books

  How to Win at Backgammon

  AUTHOR: Walter Gibson
  YEAR: 1978
  PUBLISHER: Grosset & Dunlap, A Filmways Company, Publishers
  CITY: New York
  ISBN: 0-448-14682-7
  PAGES: 166
  SIZE: 23 cm high, 15 cm wide
Fell's Guide to Winning Backgammon, 1974

1.  General Rules of Backgammon: How Backgammon Is Played; The Objects of the Game; Throwing and Moving; Throwing Doubles; Blots, Builders, and Blocks; Gammon and Backgammon
2.  Learning to Play Backgammon
3.  Starting the Game: Table of White's Opening Moves; Summary of White's Opening Moves; Summary of Black's Opening Moves; Options with Opening Moves
4.  Forward and Backward Methods: The Running Game; The Blocking Game; Where Luck Enters; The Back Game
5.  Bearing Off: Preparing to Bear Off; The Wrong Way; The Right Way; Good Judgment in Bearing Off; The Very Last Man; The 36 Possible Throws of the Dice
6.  Know Your Odds; The Doubling Feature; Automatics Doubles; Chouettes
7.  Acey-Deucy
  COVER: Other books teach you how to play, Gibson teaches you how to win!
      Includes these special features:
  • Glossary of backgammon terms
  • Strategies to fit the roll of the dice
  • Advice on how to use the odds to your advantage
  • Variations on the original rules
Contrary to popular belief, backgammon isn't all luck, and winning isn't hazardous to your health.
      Learn the following, and learn to win:
  • The difference between a blocking and a running space
  • Effective use of blots, builders, and blocks
  • The advantage of getting the first roll
Plus rules for
  • Chouette (backgammon for more than two people)
  • Acey-Deucey (a version far more exciting that the original)

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