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    Backgammon for Serious Players

    ISBN-10: 158042077X
    ISBN-13: 9781580420778
    Author(s): Bill Robertie
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    List Price: $19.95
    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 256
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 0.528
    Language: English

    Introduction
    How to Use This Book
    Backgammon Tournaments
    Backgammon Tournaments
    Special Rules For Tournament Play
    The Major Tournaments
    The World Cup
    The World Championship
    Istanbul
    The Bahamas Pro-Am Doubles
    Backgammon Notation
    Game 1: Horan vs. Pauen
    Opening Strategy
    Playing for Flexibility
    When to Take a Double
    The Gammon Factor
    How to Save a Gammon
    Summary
    Game 2: Snellings vs. Magriel
    Playing to the Score
    Importance of Connectivity
    Playing for an Undoubled Gammon
    How to Bearoff
    Summary
    Game 3: Magriel vs. Svobodny
    Put Your Checkers Where They Belong
    Doubling in the Opening
    When to Change Plans
    Duplication
    Back Game Strategy
    Creating Shots
    Doubling After a Back Game
    Bearing Off Strategy
    Game 4: Sylvester vs. Snellings
    Splitting in the Opening
    Using Checkers Efficiently
    Building a Prime Quickly
    Making the Right Moves
    Killing Numbers
    Grouping Numbers Together
    Safety versus Gammon Chances
    Game 5: Robertie vs. Harris
    Which 5-Point?
    To Hit or Not to Hit
    Bold Play versus Safe Play
    Recirculation
    Back Game Strategy
    Mopping Up
    Attacking a Stripped Point
    Next Steps
    Becoming a Better Player
    Backgammon On the Internet
    Glossary

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