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Description - Backgammon For Dummies by Chris Bray

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470770856
ISBN-10: 0470770856
Format: Paperback / softback
(211mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chris Bray

Chris Bray has been playing backgammon for over 30 years, and started writing a weekly backgammon column for The Independent newspaper in 1994. A regular fixture on the London backgammon scene, he also takes part in tournaments around the world, and regularly gives seminars on backgammon and sports psychology.

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