A player places a bet in the box in front of him or her, receives two cards face up, the dealer receives one card face up, and then the sole aim of the game is to beat the dealer, or house, in achieving a score as close to 21 as possible.
As I remarked in my previous article, backgammon is incredibly similar to games like poker and chess and the doubling cube brings poker into the equation even more. I play almost exclusively poker these days at sites like www.pokerstars.co.uk but that isn’t because I like playing poker more. In fact if I were to be [...]
The cube introduces a whole new and multi-layered element to the game of backgammon. I have often thought that the delicate blend of strategy and piece movement along with strategic placement combined with playing for money and odds and equity makes backgammon sort of like a blend of chess and poker. Some of the better [...]
Backgammon may be an ubiquitous game seen in many homes and played by a good number of people. But a vast majority of people still do not know how to play backgammon, much less understand what it is.The following books are a great resource for beginners and novice players. They are also easy to find, [...]
In advanced backgammon play then there are many tactics that the strong player can pull over his opponent and I have seen many tricks played and executed. For example one well known coup is to make a false move if you suspect that your opponent is a very poor counter. Not that a pro would [...]