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The Road to the International Backgammon Championship Begins Here. Now!

Those of you who read this posting regularly KNOW that I HATE to use press releases as sources of information. I’d rather use my contacts (real people) around the world. Nevertheless, every once in a while an organization puts out a release that says it all. Hence this week, something from the U.S. Backgammon Federation…. […]

Backgammon Advanced Strategies: Using the Doubling Cube

I know that for the better part of a year I’ve concentrated on beginner’s strategies, but I’ve received enough emails to know that there are advanced players reading this posting every week and they’ve said to me  — what about u? So here goes. Advanced strategies using the doubling cube. Beginners, bear with us. Although, […]

Finals This Week in World Backgammon Tour: Are You as Excited as I am?

Are you as excited as I am to see what happens this Nov. 1 and 2 at the Grand finale of the World Backgammon tour? It all takes place at the Casino Barrière, 85-89, rue de Général de Gaulle, Enghien-les-Bains The grand final of the first season of the tour takes place right after the last stop of […]

Beautiful Setting, Awesome Tournament: Get Thee Over to Meribel, France

Top international BG players are coming to Meribel again this year. And why not? Check out the setting. [Got to marinet.com] What I like about this tournament is it provides an opportunity for amateurs (like me) to watch, play and  learn from, top international players. The tournament will be held from 8 to12 December at the […]

Washington State Backgammon Tournament Begins Sept. 19

I don’t usually talk about local backgammon tournaments because most of you reading this post, I have been told, are more interested in strategies, history of the game and players with international reputations. But I’m gonna make this exception. And I’ll tell you why. Bellingham, Washington (state) is one of the most beautiful cities in […]

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