501 Essential Backgammon Problems
Paperback ISBN: 1580423493
A must-buy for every serious backgammon player, this powerful classic by a two-time world champion teaches the expert and pro concepts used by world-class money players and champions! This comprehensive backgammon supercharges intermediate players with powerful concepts used by professional money players and champions! Readers learn everything from the general principles underlying expert play to advanced concepts like back play, holding games and one man back. Advanced strategic chapters cover connectivity, priming games, containment games, breaking anchor, action doubles, late game blitzes, post-blitz turnaround, ace point games, the concepts of profitable doubles and much more in the 31 hard-hitting chapters. With the help of hundreds of game-action diagrams 501 Essential Problems transform readers into thinking, aggressive pro-level players. A must-buy for every serious backgammon player!
Backgammon For Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0470770856
A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it’s still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon’s following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You’ll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there’s plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online. Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on: - Starting and Playing the Game - Handling the Middle Game - Bearing Off (The Last Lap) - Varying the Play - About the author Chris Bray is a journalist, and writes a weekly backgammon column for The Independent newspaper. He has been on the London backgammon scene for the last sixteen years playing and has also put his skills to good effect on the European and US tournament circuits.
Backgammon for Serious Players
Paperback ISBN: 1580423655
Two-time world champion Bill Robertie reveals championship techniques and dynamic advanced strategies for serious tbackgammon players. Bill Robertie, the world's best backgammon player and only two-time champion. shows players what it takes to play like a world champion. This book for serious players shows how to play boldly, build primes quickly, and go for gammons, and also about killing numbers, doubling in the opening, duplication, creating shots, accepting doubles and lots more advanced strategies! Robertie includes five games by champions with move by move insighjts, powerful concepts used by the world's best players, master opening, middle, back game, and bearoff strategies, plus how to use the doubling cube to make money. Includes more than 100 easy-to-understand diagrams.
Backgammon for Winners
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1580423434
The classic by the world’s best backgammon player shows beginners how to play and win at this great game. This classic (more than 100,000 copies sold) features strategies, examples, and diagrams to illustrate backgammon’s important concepts and how beginning players can not only learn the game but immediately leapfrog over their competitors and become immediate-level players. The world's best player provides easy-to-understand advice on the basics of playing—how to set up a board, how to move, the opening strategies and replies, essential middle and end game tactics, the basic probabilities, plus back game and doubling strategies. Two full sample games with move-by-move insights illustrate the winning concepts of play at all stages of the game. A great first book for beginning and somewhat experienced players.
Improving Your Backgammon
Paperback ISBN: 1857443152
Improve Your Backgammon is the ideal book for those looking to advance from the basics and build a better understanding of the intricacies of backgammon. In this book, ex-British champion Paul Lamford follows on from his earlier book, Starting Out in Backgammon, to develop further the strategies needed to master this fascinating game. * Revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas * Numerous test positions help players gauge their progress * Explains how strong backgammon players deal with typical problems
The Mystery of the Lion's Tail
Paperback ISBN: 148141464x
"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--