How Good Are You at Backgammon?: 50 Challenging Situations for You to Rate Your Ability with the Experts

Front Cover
iUniverse, Apr 3, 2001 - Games - 124 pages
0 Reviews

If you already play backgammon, don't you sometimes wonder how good you really are? Well, this book is your chance to really find out.

The 50 situations presented here, cover most of the aspects of the game, from initial moves to bearing off strategies. Each problem is graded on the basis of 5 points for the optimum play and some partial credit for sub-optimum but adequate ones, if such exist.

If you rack up a score of 225-250, you rank right up there with the experts—you should think seriously of competing in Backgammon Tournaments. If you score 200-224, you are not an expert yet, but you are rapidly approaching this point. A score of 135-199 indicates that you are a good, sound player, probably the best in your…neighborhood. If you score less than 135 points, there is no need for despair. Study this book carefully. It can serve as a case studies tool for improving your game. Besides, the problems presented are not only mind-taxing, they are also entertaining. And the justifications for the optimum play are clearly explained, often culminating in various useful rules of thumb (the closer-closest rule, the rule of even, etc.) for difficult, but commonly occurring situations. Good luck!

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Early Stages of the Game
1
Middle Stages of the Game
9
Last Stages of the Game
51
On Doubling
99
About the Authors
109
The Use of Probability in the Explanations
111
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information