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Chuck Bower

Nov 2012       Learning--Study plan
Nov 2012       Match Play--3-away/4-away: racing cube
Sep 2012       Terminology--"Bronstein" clock setting
Jan 2012       Strategy--Backgames--Which anchors are best?
Jun 2011   Equipment--Buying a tournament board
Mar 2011   Rules--Jacoby rule ambiguity?
Feb 2011       Equipment--Meyer Dice Tube usage
Oct 2010       Cube Handling--Endgame closeout: win percentages
Sep 2010   Tournaments--"Stop pots"
Sep 2010   Tournaments--"Fighter's bracket"
Jun 2010   Match Equities--ME Table: Rockwell-Kazaross
Feb 2010       Equipment--Moderately priced boards
Oct 2009       Etiquette--Listening to music while playing
Aug 2009       Learning--Zen in the art of backgammon
Mar 2008   Strategy--Checker play--Avoiding major oversights
Mar 2008       Cube Handling--Woolsey's law
Dec 2007       Terminology--"Zone" of attack
Dec 2007       Rulings--Clock rules end of turn
Nov 2007   Book Suggestions--Best books from the bot era
Oct 2007       Tournaments--Avoiding disputes
Oct 2007   Rulings--Repositioning dice without notice
Oct 2007   Rulings--Opening roll loser picks up his die
Aug 2007       Books--Robertie: Reno 1986
May 2007       Tournaments--First backgammon tournament
May 2007       Learning--Most efficient way to learn
Apr 2007       Tournaments--Manually recording a match
Apr 2007       Tournaments--Playing-off 3 remaining players
Apr 2007   Terminology--"Cube provocation play"
Feb 2007       Rules--Rolling too soon
Nov 2006       Rulings--Touching the doubling cube
Sep 2006   Cube Handling--Robertie's rule
Jun 2006   Miscellaneous--Is online gambling legal in the U.S.?
Apr 2006       Books--Bell: Winning with the Doubling Cube
Apr 2006       Rulings--Misplacing a checker off the board
Mar 2006       Rulings--Moving checkers before you roll
Mar 2006       Ratings--FIBS vs. GamesGrid ratings
Feb 2006   Tournaments--Clocks--Common arguments against
Feb 2006   Chouettes--Fish-hunt rules
Jan 2006       Rulings--Playing to wrong match length
Jan 2006       Rollouts--Truncated rollouts: pros and cons
Jan 2006       Opening Rolls--Opening 43: Pros and cons
Dec 2005   Book Suggestions--Informal book survey
Oct 2005       Snowie--Snowie vs GNU
Sep 2005       Rulings--Rolling wrong dice
May 2005       History--The effect of bots on the game
Mar 2005       Rulings--Playing to wrong match length
Dec 2004       Books--Magriel: Backgammon--2004 Edition
Dec 2004   Books--Brooks: Backgammon's Best Openings and Replies
Sep 2004       Books--Cooke: Paradoxes and Probabilities
Aug 2004       Rules--Rolling on wrong side of board
May 2004   Rules--"Illegal moves" rule
May 2004       Rulings--Crawford game double
May 2004   Rulings--Disagreement on final cube
Mar 2004       Books--Wiggins: Boards, Blots, and Double Shots
Feb 2004   Equipment--Board design
Jan 2004       Tournaments--Clocks--Pros and cons
Jan 2004   Programming--How to count plies?
Jan 2004   Terminology--"Gammon-go" (GG) 
Jan 2004   Books--Lortz: Double ... now: An Authentic Cube Remedy
Dec 2003       History--Doubling in the 17th Century?
Oct 2003   Learning--The best way to learn
Oct 2003   Tournaments--Clock rules--Digital clocks
Sep 2003       Rulings--Crawford game double
Sep 2003   Rulings--Checker knocked off bar
Sep 2003   Tournaments--Recording matches
Aug 2003   Books--Munchkin: Gambling Wizards
Jul 2003   Rulings--Cocked dice
Apr 2003       Equipment--What finish to use on a cork board?
Jan 2003       Tournaments--Hedging
Sep 2001   Match Equities--Does it matter which match equity table you use?
Mar 2000   Rulings--Disputed roll
Feb 2000   Opening Rolls--Opening 6's: Slot the bar point?
Dec 1999       Equipment--Leather boards
Nov 1999   Books--Magriel: Backgammon
Sep 1999   Cube Handling in Races--Thorp count questions
Aug 1999       Tournaments--Recording matches
Jul 1999   Learning--Reference positions
Jul 1999       Equipment--What is "tournament size"?
Jun 1999       Miscellaneous--Money management and the Kelly Criterion
Feb 1999   Opening Rolls--Rollouts: Jellyfish 3.0 level 6
Dec 1998       Strategy--Backgames--Play for a backgame from the start?
Dec 1998       Tournaments--Seeding
Dec 1998       Tournaments--Calcutta auctions
Nov 1998       Tournaments--Skill level
Nov 1998       Rulings--Doubling to wrong value
Oct 1998   Opening Rolls--Average advantage of winning opening roll
Oct 1998   Match Play at 2-away/2-away--Double immediately?
Oct 1998   Cube Handling--Volatility
Sep 1998       Books--Heinrich & Woolsey: New Ideas in Backgammon
Aug 1998   Books--Cooke & Bradshaw: Backgammon--The Cruelest Game
May 1998   Match Play--Crawford rule
Apr 1998   Rulings--Touching the doubling cube
Mar 1998   Cube Handling in Races--Kleinman count
Mar 1998       Jellyfish--JF tackles New Ideas in Backgammon
Feb 1998   Book Suggestions--Buyer's guide
Feb 1998   Equipment--Precision dice
Jan 1998   Match Play--When to free drop
Dec 1997   Ratings--Ratings and rankings
Dec 1997   Cube Handling in Races--N-roll vs n-roll bearoff
Nov 1997   Cube Handling--References
Nov 1997   Equipment--Checkers
Oct 1997   Magazines & E-zines--Inside Backgammon
Oct 1997   Books--Kansil: The Backgammon Quiz Book--Five problems
Sep 1997       Opening Rolls--Rollouts: Jellyfish 3.0
Aug 1997   Rollouts--Level-5 versus level-6 rollouts
Jul 1997   Jellyfish--Showdown in Texas
Jul 1997   Cube Handling in Races--Bower's modified Thorp count
May 1997   Opening Rolls--Opening 62: Split, run, or slot?
Apr 1997       Computer Dice--FIBS: Entering from the bar
Feb 1997       Match Play--3-away/4-away: opponent's recube
Jan 1997   Cube Handling in Races--Thorp count
Jan 1997   Strategy--Backgames--Which anchors are best?
Jan 1997   Cube Handling--Too good to double--Janowski's formula
Jan 1997   Opening Rolls--Opening 65: Computer rankings
Oct 1996   Rollouts--Systematic error
Oct 1996   Terminology--"Equity"

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