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Michael Greiner vs. Phillip Marmorstein

Michael Greiner vs. Phillip Marmorstein by Kit Woolsey. Backgammon Book.

Advanced - expert
pub. 1994, pages 228.
by Kit Woolsey.

Price (excluding UK/EU/Europe): $44.00
(price UK: £32.31, EU/Europe: €38.78, Denmark: kr 274.66)

Annotated match.

About the book:
Germany’s Philip Marmorstein won the World Championship in Monte Carlo in 1988. Greiner is one of Europe’s top competitors. In this book – one of a series of annotated match books available – world-class strategist Kit Woolsey takes you behind the scenes to show you how these champions plot their moves and how you can use their insight to improve your play.

Do you lose heart when your opponent picks off the first few games of a match? Can you squeeze an opponent playing conservatively to protect a lead, or do you make matters easy for him with overeager doubling? In this 25-point match from the finals of the British Championship of 1991, Greiner jumps off to an early 9-0 lead. Through adroit use of the cube, Marmorstein puts maximum pressure on his opponent, and is eventually able to whittle down the lead. Woolsey’s explanations show the difference between pressure doubles and loose doubles.

About the players: Philip Marmorstein rose to prominence in the late 1980s and won the World Championship in 1988. He has since won many events in Europe (including the tournament from which this match is taken) and is today generally considered the best European player. Michael Greiner has been one of the best German players for several years.

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