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  Backgammon: Costa Rica 1993
Final Match: Wilcox Snellings vs. Mike Senkiewicz plus other selected matches from the Second the Tournament of the Americas

  AUTHORS: Antonio Ortega
Max Esquivel
Mario Madrigal
Neil Kazaross

  YEAR: 1994
  PUBLISHER: Grupo Deyesa, S.A.
  CITY: San José, Costa Rica
  ISBN: 9977-12-116-8
  BINDING: Softcover, spiral-bound
  PAGES: 185
  SIZE: 28 cm high, 22 cm wide
  NOTE: Held in San José, Costa Rica, at the Cariari Hotel and Casino, April 28-May 2, 1993. Additional commentary by Wilcox Snellings and Mike Senkiewicz.

     "Great annotation of a great match between Wilcox Snellings and Mike Senkiewicz. Includes comments from the players themselves, so it may also be the only written insight available from these two Giants. Great reading.—Mary Hickey, July 2003



Match 1: Wilcox Snellings vs. Mike Senkiewicz—Final (Annotated)
Match 2: Wilcox Snellings vs. Tino Lechich—Semifinal
Match 3: Neil Kazaross vs. Mike Senkiewicz—Quarterfinal
Match 4: Bill Robertie vs. Neil Kazaross—Round of 16


Match 5: Tino Lechich vs. Hugh Sconyers—Final
Match 6: Mike Senkiewicz vs. Rageb Shadallah—Quarterfinal
Match 7: Stuart Hosen vs. Mike Senkiewicz—Round of 64

  COVER: In the last few years, the international backgammon community has increased its interest for annotated matches between top players to establish more reliable databases, improve the possibilities of analysis, and raise the level of this beautiful game.
      Backgammon: Costa Rica 1993 contains seven matches of the Second Tournament of the Américas, including the Final Match between Wilcox Snellings and Mike Senkiewicz, voted as top two players in the world in the 1993 Top 32 Giants of Backgammon Survey, published by Flint Area BackgammoNews in its January 1994 issue.
      The match annotations in this book have been done by Neil Kazaross, rated as the number one player in Kent Goulding's 1994 International Rating List and winner of the 1994 American Backgammon Tour; by Antonio Ortega, five-time National Champion of Costa Rica and author of Fascinating Backgammon; and by Mario Madrigal and Max Esquivel, Directors of the Costa Rican Backgammon Association, with additional comments by the match participants.
      Seven exciting matches. Play along with Bill Rovertie, Neil Kazaross, Wilcox Snellings, Tino Lechich, Mike Senkiewicz, and other top players.

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