Backgammon Games and Strategies

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A. S. Barnes, 1977 - Backgammon - 267 pages
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Backgammon is experiencing a revival, rapidly becoming one of the most popular table games in the world internet included. Backgammon is not just a game; it is an obsession. In some countries of Southern Europe and the Middle East, it is a way of life. A typical game of backgammon lasts 6-8minutes if it is "Hit" or Gioul, and double that if it is Plakoto or Moultezim. These are the fastest, most absorbing minutes in a player's lifetime. The game moves in lightening speed and requires total concentration. The mixture of chance and skill are perfectly balanced in "Hit" the other games leaning heavier on skill. There is hardly a moment of boredom when you play backgammon. Even when the game seems hopelessly lost, there is still a finite probability of a turnaround. The suspense is always there, the tension is never ending. What more would you want for an evening of . . . relaxation? This book is written to fill a void the almost total absence of information on backgammon games, other than basic "Hit" usually called backgammon in the West. The authors find it incredible that Gioul, Plakoto and Moultezim still remain a well-kept secret among backgammon connoisseurs. Gioul is the most fun-filled game played on the board every dice throw a surprise. Plakoto is without doubt the king of Backgammon games. Moultezim is a serious game for the purist, the consummate space strategist. Players who are unaware of these games are not really fulfilled. This book, illustrated with more than 300 diagrams, illustrations and exercises, aims to change all that, and turn all casual players into full-fledged backgammon experts.

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