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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Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Besides he gackgammon deep in his comments on various aspects of the game like “builders”, flexibility and so on. This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel It is a complete work that covers all aspects of backgammon, but there is an area that falls a bit short – the doubling cube. Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. Oct 13, Andrea rated it it backgammonn amazing Shelves: He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather informative without being dry.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

For players who don’t understand the magrel of the game, studying this book and trying to apply its concepts over the board invariably leads to tremendous improvement. Also, the prose, though very readable, is structurally and stylistically weak.


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Magriel first came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in The US had Paul Magriel, probably the most publicized magriwl backgammon player in history. Write a customer review.

I recommend Backgammon Boot Camp instead because it contains some match theory and has a lot more about doubling theory.

It has passed the test of time as an introductory text, having been commonly referred to as ‘The Bible’ of backgammon.

Although Magriel discusses theories so advanced only a few players in the world are aware of them, this book is neither technical nor abstruse.

Little outdated today, that’s why I didn’t give 5 stars.

Books by Paul Magriel. Author, Paul Bqckgammon, Backgammon World Champion international rivals nicknamed him “The Computer,” acknowledging him as a premier theoretician and New York Times backgammon columnist, has ingeniously broken down every aspect of backgammon to its component parts, explaining the game here with a unique, easy to understand, step-by-step, building-block approach.

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I had intended to first try to read the other two reviews, but am somehow not sufficiently profieint to access. 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. An understanding of these points will raise anyone’s game from the “hitting twice is fun, so it must be right” level to knowing what are the issues involved in a position, what sort of game one is trying to play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about.


It builds from simpler topics to more complex ones and from the opening to the endgame.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

This book both taught me strategies which permitted me to expand my game to respond to both the luck of the dice and my opponent’s strategy. Using Men Effectively After receiving perfect College Board mgriel, he became, while an undergraduate, a fellow of the Courant Institute at New York University and later a National Science Foundation fellow at Princeton University with a primary interest in probability.

Marc Olsen rated it liked it Mar 24, Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Most of the book is magriep basic, but mahriel and every aspect is important to understand, and I haven’t read a book since that pointed out the basics so clearly.

Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, I’ve read it once and I’ll read it again – with Magriel, you can feel your game improving with every page.