Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Written between and by Paul Magriel and . Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. Results 1 – 30 of Backgammon by Paul Magriel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Magriel was featured in the commentary in the televised backgammon series, High Stakes Backgammonproduced from the World Backgammon Championships held in Monte Carlo. Basic Odds Section II.

Magriel provides both before and after illustrations for ideal moves, followed by complete explanations for why some moves are better than others. Duplication and Diversification I bought this book for my daughter as it is easy to understand and is perfect for her as a beginner. Equally or vastly more importantly, it taught me how to effectively use the doubling cube.

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Backgammon himself, Paul Magriel, known universally as X No trivia or quizzes yet. Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. Paul David Magriel, Jr. The instruction is well written and well explained in a thoughtful manner.

A player that masters the concepts in this book will be head and shoulders above the average player. Basic Doubling Strategy 8. How to use this book? Magriel systematically elucidates backgammon strategy, from fundamental to intermediate to advanced.

The pau area of the game which the book covers only lightly is doubling, but even here there are some gems. Still, for a book dubbed the bible of backgammon, lackluster treatment of this subject makes it fall just short of such baclgammon high flying moniker for me. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Paul is one of the most celebrated backgammon players of all time, writing a book that many consider to be the bible of backgammon. Still, this really is essential reading for any aspiring backgammon player. Also, the prose, though very readable, is structurally and stylistically weak. Mar 25, Kaj Lampio rated it really liked it. Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, Paul David Magriel, Jr.

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Catalog of Undergraduate Day and Evening Programs: Teachers no longer needed to spend countless hours on details of backgammon technique, backgxmmon could simply assign chapters in Magrie’s book as required reading for their students. Backgammon for Serious Players.

For any player who means to take the game seriously and wants to play well, Backgammon is an indispensable guide. I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Magriel in the World Series of Poker. Lists with This Book. Most of the book is very basic, but each and every aspect is important to understand, and I haven’t read a book since that pointed out the basics so clearly. There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined.

If you are yb in the game or want to improve this is THE book! Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Magriel was the son of Paul David Magriel, Sr.

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Fred Beringer rated it liked it Jul 05, It was the only truly analytic book about backgammon since Jacoby’s and Crawford’s The Backgammon Book and rendered all backgammon texts preceding it, and even some subsequent ones, obsolete as introductory texts. Bcakgammon a problem loading this menu right now. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Stop trawling internet sites for poorly written Backgammon tips and tricks. I do not know how anyone serious about Backgammon could rate this book any less that 5 Stars.

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This is a reference to his nickname, X, since a pair of 2’s are known in backgammon as “double ducks” and poker as ducks. Open Preview See a Problem? Preview — Backgammon by Paul Magriel.

Middle Game Strategy After Contact Section V. But I think it is more than this, it is the definitive book on the game, it is the Bible, the Torah and the Koran all together.

Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now.

What is most striking upon a close rereading is the consistent simplicity of the positions. There is nothing Magriel has to show you about backgammon that you cannot see for yourself if you just stop, look, and think about it.