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Teach Yourself Backgammon

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ISBN-10: 0071482601

ISBN-13: 9780071482608

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Crane

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Learn to play backgammon from the best Teach Yourself Backgammon is the ultimate guide to playing the 5,000-year-old board game that combines the thrilling uncertainty of craps with the strategic complexity of chess. Packed with practical, fun exercises, it provides you with clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics as well as advanced strategies from some of the world ' s top tournament players.
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Michael Crane

Acknowledgements
What is backgammon?
Starting at the end!
Bearing off - the end of the game
Bearing off against opposition on the bar
Bearing off against opposition in your home board
Bearing in safely against opposition
Back to the beginning
The opening moves
Point makers
Builders
Runners
Doubles
Time to play a game
Anchors and holding game
Backgame
Golden Point
Bar-Point
Primes
Diversification
Duplication
Backgammon and Gammon
Crossovers
Blitz
Slotting
Splitting
One checker back
Timing
Luck in backgammon
Essential tables for winning at backgammon
Dice combinations
Rolls that contain a...
Rolls that hit a double shot
Re-entering off the bar with one checker
Re-entering off the bar with two checkers
A number of ways of making points
Bearing off your last two checkers
Pip-counting
Opposites
Blocks
Centre-point block-counting method
The running total difference
Keeping count
Palm-up and palm-down
The curly finger
The board and finger
Tips
The doubling cube
What is a doubling cube?
The 25 per cent and 10 per cent rules
PRaT
Too good to double
Double them out
The Crawford rule
The Jacoby rule
Match analysis - a test of your checker-play knowledge
Terminology
The match
Variations
Chouette
Acey-duecy
Plakoto
Tavla
Etiquette and tournament procedures
Taking part in a tournament
Playing a game
Clocks in backgammon
The history of backgammon
Ancient history
More recent history
Modern backgammon
Taking it further
Magazines
Books
Merchandise
Internet resources
Online backgammon
Where to play
Software
A test of knowledge
Questions
Answers
Glossary
Index