Originally published 1983. 3. edition from 2007. pages 136.
by Danny Kleinmann
Price (excluding UK/EU/Europe):
(price UK: £24.68, EU/Europe: €29.61, Denmark: kr 209.74)
An editor at Simon and Schuster requested "a book like Paul Magriel's"
to compete with a rival publisher. A list of books by "Paul Magriel"
reveals that most are about the dance. Coincidentally,
"dancing" is a colloquial term for failing to enter from the bar
something that is seldom good for a backgammon player As the author finds
less and less new theory to discover and explain, this book introduces
annotated matches in which established theories are applied.
What others have said about this and his collection of backgammon books:
Extensive content on cube theory with reference to money games, chouette and tournament matches.
Money players will soon find that their investment is recovered many times over.
Sound advice on the practical aspects of backgammon play (e.g., sections on hustlers, cheating techniques, and chouette money management).
Mathematical equations for pip count comparisons.
Insightful and often very amusing.
Technical articles on general subjects.
Seminal work on match play, money play, doubling cube, races, and more.
A wealth of backgammon information.
His dynamic prose never fails to keep the reader entertained.
Chouette play, strategy and tactics are his forte.
He is a mathematical genius, putting numbers on every conceivable aspect of the game.