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  Jerry Grandell: His most important matches
 
 
 

 
  AUTHORS: Antonio Ortega
Danny Kleinman

 
  YEAR: 1999
 
  PUBLISHER: Editorama, S.A.
 
  CITY: San Jose, Costa Rica
 
  ISBN: 9977-88-051-4
 
  BINDING: Softcover
 
  PAGES: viii+214
 
  SIZE: 28 cm high, 21 cm wide
 
  READERS
  COMMENTS:

     "This is a detailed analysis of three of Grandell's championship finals in recent years. Jellyfish is used extensively to analyse key positions and determine the error rates of the players. Playing through the matches of top players is an excellent way to improve and I would recommend this book for that purpose." —Chris Bray, in What Colour is the Wind?
    

 

     "This is a compilation of six matches. The first three matches are annotated in detail. In the last three matches only the major errors by the players are commented upon. Although the comments are mostly short, they are almost always correct. By replaying the matches and solving the problems, every backgammon player is able to learn a lot and gain insight in match play for sure. The book contains 272 problem positions! I recommend the book for good intermediate and championship players, but not for beginners, because for them the comments aren't detailed enough."—Harald Johanni, Backgammon Magazin, December 1999
    

 
  CONTENTS:
   
Introduction
Match 1: Frederic Banjout vs Jerry Grandell — Monte Carlo World Championship, July 1997, 25 point finals
Match 2: Mike Senkiewicz vs Jerry Grandell — World's Giant Jackpot, Istanbul, January 1999, 25 point semifinals
Match 3: Nack Ballard vs Jerry Grandell — World's Giant Jackpot, Istanbul, January 1999, 25 point quarterfinals
Appendix 1: Three Additional Matches
      Match 4: Phillip Marmorstein vs Jerry Grandell
      Match 5: Ray Glaeser vs Jerry Grandell
      Match 6: Leonid Riskin vs Jerry Grandell
Appendix 2: Equities Near the End of a Match
 
  COVER: During the last three years, Jerry Grandell of Sweden has enjoyed an astounding run of success. He won the Olympiad in Venice (1996), Istanbul (1997), Monte Carlo (1997), Dallas US Open (1998), and both of the biggest events in Istanbul, the World's Giant Jackpot and the World Cup Challenge (1999). So that players at all levels may study and learn from Grandell's play, we have compiled six of his most important matches. As an innovation, in every match we have counted the errors of each player, measured their magnitude and studied which kinds of errors are most typical.

  ABOUT THE
  AUTHORS:
Antonio Ortega, five-time national champion of Costa Rica, wrote the accliamed Fascinating Backgammon and is the main co-author of the much-praised books Costa Rica 1993, Costa Rica 1994 and Cubes and Gammons Near the End of the match.

Danny Kleinman, world-renowned analyst and backgammon theoretician, wrote the classic Vision Laughs at Counting and many other backgammon books.

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