Backgammon Books

  An Introduction to Backgammon
A Step-by-Step Guide

  AUTHOR: Paul Magriel
  YEAR: 1978
  PUBLISHER: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company, Inc.
  CITY: New York, N.Y.
  ISBN: 0-8129-0735-3
  BINDING: Hardcover
  PAGES: 154
  SIZE: 16 cm high, 19 cm wide
  NOTE: An Introduction to Backgammon: A Step-by-Step Guide is an abridged version—designed for beginning players—of the more comprehensive text, Backgammon by Paul Magriel, Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., New York, N.Y., 1976.

Basic Checker Play
Game I: Running Game
Opening Rolls
Game II: Holding Game
Basic Doubling Strategy
Game III: Priming Game
Game IV: Attacking Game
The Backgame
Pip Count
Basic Odds
  COVER: Paul Magriel's Backgammon was hailed by backgammon enthusiasts and international experts as the definitive "bible" of the game. Now his An Introduction to Backgammon makes it easy for the novice to swiftly join the ranks of the better backgammon players. Anyone can follow Magriel's unique step-by-step system of simple diagrams and his clear nontechnical instructions. For over 100 pages the reader plays actual games under Magriel's expert guidance, ganing confidence and skill with every page.
      The first backgammon editor of The New York Times, Paul Magriel is acknowledged to be the game's greatest theoretician and one of the world's finest players. He has won many international backgammon championships and has accomplished the unprecedented feat of winning two years in a row the Children's Cancer Fund Tournament—the biggest and most prestigious backgammon competition in the world.

Mr. Magriel was a National Science Foundation Fellow at Princeton University, and is now a professor of mathematics. A former New York State chess champion, he appears regularly as a lecturer and consultant. He is also the touring backgammon pro for the Doral hotels. Mr. Magriel lives in New York City. X-22

Paul Magriel
1976: Times Books, New York
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2004: Clock & Ross Press, Harwich Port, Cape Cod

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