Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Written between and by Paul Magriel and . Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. Results 1 – 30 of Backgammon by Paul Magriel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Author: Kagall Sajar
Country: Ethiopia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 19 November 2004
Pages: 22
PDF File Size: 15.33 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.43 Mb
ISBN: 198-1-70072-285-5
Downloads: 37168
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulum

Poker Pro, Backgammon Champion Paul Magriel Dead at 71

Paul David Magriel, Jr. Books by Paul Magriel. After receiving perfect College Board scores, he became, while an undergraduate, a fellow of the Bbackgammon Institute at New York University and later a National Science Foundation fellow at Princeton University with a primary interest in probability. The book is enhanced by clear and precise diagrams, a glossary and tables, including the betting odds.

Magriel first came to prominence on the backgammon circuit when he won the World Backgammon Championship in An understanding of these points will raise anyone’s game from the “hitting twice is fun, so it must be right” level to knowing what are the issues involved in a position, what sort of game one is trying to play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about.


Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, For example, a key bckgammon to top-level play is the proper use of the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent.

The book is also valuable as a beautifully organized collection of simple problems. The book does great justice to its topics in its well-diagrammed over pages. Having stood the test of time for over a quarter-century, Backgammon is still the best and most widely recommended and baxkgammon standard instructional manual and reference work on the game for novice and expert alike.

Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read. Oct 13, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: User Account Sign in. I do not recommend this book to beginners. A math whiz, Magriel first rose to gaming prominence as a junior chess champion before conquering backgammon. To ask other readers questions about Backgammonplease sign up.

Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer. Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines.

This was recommended as THE book to read on backgammon, and I can see why. Mark rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Ruben rated it it was amazing Sep 06, This magirel surely as important as chequer play. Not merely a collection of problems, but in fact a textbook that presents a logically structured sequence of concepts, each supported by many illustrative examples.


Colin rated it really liked it Jan 25, Kevin rated it it maggriel amazing Dec 10, It was through backgammon that Magriel picked up his famous nickname, “X This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel Section one is identical to his “Beginning Backgammon” book, and the laul of the book is for more advanced play. Although Magriel discusses theories so advanced only a few players in the world are aware of them, this book is neither technical nor abstruse.

The one area of the game which the book covers only lightly is doubling, but even here there are some gems. I’ve rarely read technical books that are so clearly written and so well illustrated.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

I do not want to put pajl ideas into beginners’ heads by recommending Paul Magriel’s book when there are better books available.

Mind Sports Worldwidemsoworld. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat