Starting Out in Backgammon

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Everyman Publishers, 2001 - Games - 128 pages
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Backgammon is the ultimate race game and has been enjoyed around the world for over five thousand years. Although the play is highly skilful, the fact that the moves rely on the fall of the dice introduces a large element of luck. In the long run the better player will always win, but the beauty of the game is that even a novice can win the odd game against a world champion. In this user-friendly introduction to the game, ex-British champion Paul Lamford provides newcomers to the game with a thorough grounding in the essentials of play. * Learn Backgammon from scratch or brush up on the basics * Numerous hints and tips make the important advice easy to remember. * An ideal first Backgammon book for players of all ages

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Learn to master backgammon in under 100 pages! Lamford gradually builds from the simple (e.g. bearing off) to the complex (e.g. blitz situations) in a very straightforward manner, with the aid of diagrams and exercises. Every game theory enthusiast should include this book on his or her reading list. 

About the author (2001)

Paul Lamford was the 1993 British Backgammon champion and is currently rated number one in the UK. He is the author of 100 Backgammon Puzzles and is a frequent writer of articles for the leading backgammon magazine, Inside Backgammon.

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