Backgammon Books

  Goren's Modern Backgammon Complete

  AUTHOR: Charles H. Goren
  YEAR: 1974
  PUBLISHER: A Chancellor Hall book published by Doubleday & Company
  CITY: New York
  ISBN: 0-385-01014-1
  BINDING: Hardcover
  PAGES: 208
  SIZE: 24 cm high, 17 cm wide
  NOTE: Technical Consultant:  Charles Papazian

I  Introduction to Backgammon and its strategy
II  The opening moves: Summary of the opening moves
III  The middle game
IV  Bringing home your men
V  Bearing off: the stretch run
VI  The doubling cube: key to winning
VII  The straight race
VIII  The positional game
IX  The wipeout
X  The back game: retreat to victory
XI  Backgammon variants (including the new "Roll-over")
XII  Handicaps
Official Rules of Backgammon
  COVER: No game recently has cought the public's fancy quite the way that backgammon has. Though as old as chess, until lately backgammon was a very popular agme only in the Near East. Suddenly it has become Society's pet, with the public eager to follow.
      Backgammon combines the skill of good paly with the thrill of good luck. Though the roll of the dice determines each move, it is how you make the move that is the key to winning play.
      Modern Backgammon Complete shows the fast way to master the game—it combines: precise instruction; high-skill winning tips; illustrative games, roll by roll; the four basic strategies (running game, blocking game, flexible game, back game).
      Here, too, is the latest in backgammon theory—the daring new moves that have enabled the new school of experts to dethrone the old-time champs.
      More than 200 diagrams and some illustrative games, analyzed and explained moved by move, make the instructions easy to follow and the intricacies of backgammon disappear even without the help of a backgammon board. Goren's Modern Backgammon Complete is the quick, simple way to master this fascinating game.

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