Backgammon Books

  Joe Sylvester versus Nack Ballard

  SERIES: A Matchqiz Book
  AUTHOR: Kit Woolsey
  YEAR: 1994
  PUBLISHER: The Gammon Press
  CITY: Arlington, MA
  ISBN: 1-880604-04-1
  BINDING: Softcover, spiral-bound
  PAGES: 140
  SIZE: 28 cm high, 22 cm wide
  NOTE: The text of Joe Sylvester versus Nack Ballard originally appeared in machine-readable form as part of the MatchQiz series.

U.S. Open, Reno, Nevada, June 1989. Preliminary match, 19 points.

     I have one of those books and I like it very much. Kit Woolsey gives excellent analyses and explanations and is better in this respect than Robertie in my opinion, but that might be a matter of taste. These books describe complete matches, just like you play in real life and I think that's nicer to read and probably more useful, because you get to see how your game plan should change as the dice dictate. It is also good to watch a game progress to see when and why one should double (and drop or take), and what kind of errors very good players can make."—Robert-Jan Veldhuizen, August, 2000

Publisher's Preface
Game Summary
Games 1-15
  COVER: Joe Sylvester and Nack Ballard are two of the "Top-10" players in the world. In this book—one of a series of annotated match books available exclusively from The Gammon Press—world-class strategist Kit Woolsey takes you behind the scenes to show you how these champions plot their moves and how you can use their insights to improve your play.

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