Backgammon Books

  Winning Backgammon

  AUTHOR: John Leet
  YEAR: 1998
  PUBLISHER: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  CITY: New York
  ISBN: 0-8069-0459-3
  BINDING: Softcover
  PAGES: 128
  SIZE: 23 cm high, 15 cm wide

     "This book can turn a horrible player into a mediocre player, but the analysis is superficial. The backgame chapter, for example, is six pages long and has ten examples. That just is not going to teach you how to handle backgames.
      I don't think there is anything wrong with starting out with this book. Once you feel comfortable with all of its concepts, buy a more advanced book."—Ryan Long, April 2002

1.  A Uniquely Fascinating Game
2.  Rules and Mechanics of the Game
3.  Basic Strategy
4.  Doubling Strategy
5.  Roll-Over Strategy
6.  Opening and Early-Game Moves
7.  Mid-Game strategy
8.  End-Game Strategy
9.  Bearing Off
10.  The Back Game
11.  Match and Tournament Strategy
12.  Variants
Appendix A.  Rules of the Game
Appendix B.  Strategy Principles
  COVER: It's not just the luck of the dice!
      When properly played, backgammon requires real skill and brainwork. Uncover the secrets to winning consistently in this refreshing, easy-to-understand guide to one of the world's oldest games. Whether you're 8 or 88, you'll be hooked instantly!
  • If you've never played before, the explanation of backgammon's rules and mechanics, including often-ignored playes, will get you started.
  • Basic techniques, including blocking and caterpillaring, are laid out.
  • Know the plays—like the correct doubling strategy—that can make or break your game.
  • Includes explanations of roll-over options, recommended opening and early-game moves, mid-game and end-game tactics, and bearing off strategies that will help even intermediate players.
  • Plus—material on the problematic back game and correct set, the match, and tournament strategies will assure your victory!
You'll soon realize that luck has little to do with playing a winning game of backgammon!

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