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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 LOS ANGELES OPEN

Alex Toth, 2021 Los Angeles Open ABT Online! Open Division Winner

ABT ONLINE! : 44th LOS ANGELES OPEN ABT ONLINE! June 9-13, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com Results provided by chicagopoint.com ABTO OPEN (42): 1-Alex Toth (WA), 2-Jonathan Hardigree (GA), 3-Frank Talbot (MI), 4/5-Joe Freedman (NM) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1LC-Rambiz Khalili (South Africa), 2LC-David Rennie (CA). ABTO ADVANCED (15): 1-Brandon Wise (CA), 2-Brad Rosenberg (AZ), 3-Marjie Harbrecht (CO); 1LC-Doug DeWitte […]

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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 CHICAGO OPEN

Rune Færvåg, 2021 Chicago Open ABT Online! Open Division Winner

ABT ONLINE! : CHICAGO OPEN ABT ONLINE! May 26-30, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com Results provided by chicagopoint.com ABTO OPEN (47): 1-Rune Færvåg (Norway), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3/7-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / John Gamalielson (WA) / Jonathan Hardigree (GA) / Wendy Kaplan (IL) / Ronald Wertheim (NV). ABTO INTERMEDIATE (13): 1-Igor Moraes (Brazil), 2/3-Cristian Frisk (Romania) / Jeff Schwarz (NJ). MARKOWITZ […]

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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 BEALE STREET BLUES

Bob Glass, 2021 Beale Street Blues Open Division and Masters Jackpot Winner

ABT ONLINE! : BEALE STREET BLUES ABT ONLINE! May 12-16, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com Results from chicagopoint.com ABTO OPEN (27): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3/4-Sean Garber (IN) / Kara Schultz (CA). ABTO INTERMEDIATE (10): 1-Igor Moraes (Brazil), 2-Zach Strasberg (VA). MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 3/4-Michael Neagu (Canada) / Stephen Nelson (Hong Kong). […]

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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

Felix Goykhman, 2021 Cherry Blossom Championship Division Winner

ABT ONLINE! : CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP ABT ONLINE! April 20-25, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com Results from chicagopoint.com ABTO CHAMPIONSHIP (42): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 3-Rune Færevåg (Norway), 4/6-Mitch Evans (FL) / Ray Fogerlund (CA) / Bob Glass (CA); 1C-Mark Ferrin (TX), 2C-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3C/4C-Wendy Kaplan (IL) / David Rennie (CA). ABTO ADVANCED (27): 1-Jonathan Hardigree […]

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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 BOSTON OPEN

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ABT ONLINE! : 2021 BOSTON OPEN, February 18-21, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (50): 1-Rune Færevåg (Norway), 2-Craig Anderson (IL), 3/7-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Bob Glass (CA) / Gary Koscielny (FL) / Kristian Mills (Wales) / Ary Nogueira (Brazil). INTERMEDIATE (30): 1- Mark Danburg-Wyld (WA), 2/5-Steve Douglas (MA) / Bob Larsen (NY) / Kurt Peterson (MN) […]

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ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG BACKGAMMON FREEZE-OUT

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ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG BACKGAMMON FREEZE-OUT, January 29-31, 2021; Heroes.BackgammonStudio.com – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA); 1C-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada). INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 1 (14): 1-Wayland Augur (CA), 2-Nestor Avila (Mexico); 1C-Patrick Enright (WA). INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 2 (14): 1-Rain Ackerman (Canada), 2-Michael Mesich (MN); 1C-Mark Danburg-Wyld […]

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ABT ONLINE! – CHICAGO CLASSIC

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ABT ONLINE! – CHICAGO CLASSIC, December 17-20, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (54): 1-Kate Elmore (GA), 2/5-Kristian Mills (England) / Kara Schultz (CA) / Michael Showkati (CA), Ronald Wertheim (NV). INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Michael Mesich (MN), 2/4-Michael Clapsadle (MI) / Mark Malueg (IL) / Franco Tosin (Italy). GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OPEN JACKPOT (24): 1-Bob […]

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ABT ONLINE! – California State Backgammon Championship

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, December 3-6, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (52): 1-Charles Raichle (CO), 2-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 3-Christopher Rogers (England), 4-Art Benjamin (CA), 5/6-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Bob Glass (CA); 1LC-Karen Davis (FL), 2LC-Rune Farevåg (Norway). ADVANCED (28): 1-Joseph Guichebarou (NV), 2-David Gillett (CA), 3-Patty Johnson (CA); 1LC-Michael Kay (MA), 2LC-Ali Shamsian […]

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ABT ONLINE! – LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN

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ABT ONLINE! – LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN, November 18-22, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (55+27): 1-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3-Ronald Wertheim (NV); 1C-Thomas Rebelo (Canada), 2C-Steve Sax (CA), 3C/4C-Armin Soltani (Canada) / Richard Stubbe (TX); 1LC-Bob Stringer (CA), 2LC-Gus Contos (CA). INTERMEDIATE (30+16): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Michael Mesich (MN), 3-Steve […]

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ABT ONLINE! – BEALE STREET BLUES

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BEALE STREET BLUES , December 3-6, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (42): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3/7-Bruce Finstad (TX) / Ronald Loero (Venezuela) / Brian Lonergan (LA) / Andrew Selby (England) / Ronald Wertheim (NV). INTERMEDIATE (32): 1-James Fleming (NV), 2/5-Brion Brooks (IL) / Barry Gittleman (UT) / Igor Moraes (Brazil) […]

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ABT ONLINE! – ST. LOUIS GATEWAY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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ABT ONLINE! – ST. LOUIS GATEWAY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, October 16-25, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (44): 1-David Klausa (CO), 2-Dorn Bishop (CA), 3/6-Herman Arzuman (NY) / Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Art Benjamin (CA) / Brian Lonergan (LA). INTERMEDIATE (26): 1-James Fleming (NV), 2/4-Avi Cohen (FL) / Kate Elmore (GA) / Vlad Eydelman (IL). […]

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ABT ONLINE! – SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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ABT ONLINE! – SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, October 8-11, 2020, BackgammonGalaxy.com, GridGammon.com, Heroes.BackgammonStudio.com – Results from chicagopoint.com ABT ONLINE! CHAMPIONSHIP (32): 1-Tim Cross (England), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY); 1C-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2C-David Klausa (CO); 1LC-Art Benjamin (CA). ABT ONLINE! ADVANCED (32): 1-Kate Elmore (GA), 2-Larry Brown (VA); 1C-Rick Wolf (FL), 2C-Laura Granger (FL); 1LC-Scott Salisbury (CT). […]

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ABT ONLINE! – WILD WEST SHOOTOUT BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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ABT ONLINE! – WILD WEST SHOOTOUT BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, September 24-27, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN GUNSLINGER ABT ONLINE (58): 1-Ryan Rebelo (Canada), 2-Alex Toth (WA), 3/9-Cary Hoarty (OH) / David Kettler (TX) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Michael Neagu (Canada) / Joe Russell (CA) / Kara Schultz (CA) / Richard Siebold (CO). ADVANCED […]

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ABT ONLINE! – USBGF BACKGAMMON SUMMER FINALE

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ABT ONLINE! – USBGF BACKGAMMON SUMMER FINALE, September 11-13, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com, GridGammon.com – Updated Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (28): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2/4-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Brian Lonergan (LA); 1LC-Michael Neagu (Canada). ADVANCED (16): 1-Makoto Nozaki (NY), 2/3-Kristian Mills (England) / Bonnie Rogoff (OH); 1LC-Wayland Augur (CA). MASTERS JACKPOT (12): 1-Victor […]

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OHIO STATE ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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OHIO STATE ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS July 16-19, 2020; GRIDGAMMON.com Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-Mathemagics/Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Coolrey/Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/8-timcrazy/Tim Cross (England) / Douli/Faddoul Khoury (AZ) / daddyschips/Marcy Kossar (MD) / LatRonald/Ronald Loero (Venezuela) / STEAMSAX/Steve Sax (CA) / boardmaker/Bob Zavoral (IL). ADVANCED (26): 1-Technosis/Jasper Watertor (Netherlands), 2-Counsel/Kristian Mills (England), 3/4-Patty/Patty Johnson (CA) / […]

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MICHIGAN SUMMER ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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MICHIGAN SUMMER ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS July 5, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit: Candace Mayeron CHAMPIONSHIP (76): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV), 3/4-Aaron Foust (NV) / Rambiz Khalili (Iran/South Africa), 1C-David Staggs (IN), 2C- Art Benjamin (CA), 3/4C-Phil Simborg (FL) / Richard Sweetman (NH). INTERMEDIATE (44): 1-Andy Fazekas (CT), 2-Cem Aslan (TX), […]

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LOS ANGELES ABT ONLINE! OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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LOS ANGELES ABT ONLINE! OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, June 4 – 7, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (51): 1-timcrazy/Tim Cross (England), 2-SongScout/Gus Contos (CA), 3-barkin/Bill Arkin (CA), 4-dorado11/Mario Savan (CA), 5/6-Vengeance526/Brian Lonergan (LA) / minollus/Fabio Sallusto (Italy); 1LC-wockadoo/Bob Wachtel (CA), 2LC-mapacho/Michael Miller (CA). ADVANCED (38): 1-Karasuzy/Kara Schultz (CA), 2-wavesinair/Paul Armbruster (CA), 3-Sheshbesh/Avi Cohen (FL), […]

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ABT Online! Rules

INTERPRETATION AND SCOPE In case of a dispute or inquiry, participants must be truthful and forthcoming when questioned by the tournament director (Director), who shall determine the most appropriate course of action in circumstances not expressly addressed by the Rules. Based on the circumstances of a case, the Director may find the solution as dictated […]

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ABT Online! Winners

Click here for the ABT Online! Points race.   Thank you to Carol Joy Cole for keeping the most complete and up to date results list in the backgammon community. Get the most recent live and online results on the Chicago Point site.   CHICAGO OPEN ABT ONLINE! – May 26-30, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com ABTO OPEN (47): 1-Rune Færvåg (Norway), 2-Dan Minardi […]

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ABT Online!

ABT Online! The U.S. Backgammon Federation (USBGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the ABT Online! Tour. Similar to the American Backgammon Tour, players entering ABT Online! Tournaments will earn points toward ABT Online! rankings. The ABT Online! is a complement to the in-person American Backgammon Tour. The 2020 ABT points race has been […]

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Prime Time BG Spring 2021

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NOTE REGARDING THE PRINT ISSUE OF PrimeTime: Problems within the U.S. Postal Service will affect delivery times. Subscribers may not receive their print copies for several weeks. Delivery times may vary. Our Spring 2021 issue features the marathon 2020 Ultimate Backgammon Championship final, played in January: Mochy Mochizuki (perennial Giant of Backgammon #1) vs. relative newcomer Hideaki […]

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14TH NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

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ABT ONLINE! 14TH NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN, January 13-17, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (58+26 rebuys): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Peter Wisniewski (WA), 3/4-Wendy Kaplan (IL) / Thomas Rebelo (Canada); 1C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 2C-Sean Garber (IN); 1LC-Mark Ferrin (TX), 2LC-Bob Zavoral (IL). INTERMEDIATE (30+16 rebuys): 1-Nestor Avila (Mexico), 2-Michael Rosen (NY); 1C-Cristian Frisk […]

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Winter 2021 Issue, PrimeTime Backgammon

Winter 2021 Issue, PrimeTime Backgammon What an issue! The headline topic is the 2020 ABT Online! tour. Art Benjamin is the champion! His photo adorns our cover, and Karen Davis has a profile of our genial genius. There’s also an analysis of positions from his USBGF Summer Finale final against ABT Online! runner-up Brian Lonergan. […]

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PrimeTime BG Summer 2020

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PrimeTime BG Summer 2020 Much of our Summer issue is devoted to online tournaments, after cancellation of this year’s live ABT. John O’Hagan, #9 Giant for 2019, graces the cover, in honor of his Local Club Initiative Online Tournament win over Denver’s Charlie Raichle. Check out Marty Storer’s analysis of their final match. We cover […]

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Calendar

To be added to the calendar, contact Ben Friesen – benjamin.a.friesen@gmail.com Final 2020 ABT Online! Point Standings – http://usbgf.org/abt-online-points-race/   2021 LIVE ABT Tour 8/12 to 8/15           Wisconsin Backgammon Championships, Best Western, Madison WI – https://wisconsinbackgammon.weebly.com/ 9/1 to 9/6               Viking Backgammon Classic, Hilton, Bloomington, MN – http://www.vikingbackgammonclassic.com/ 9/22 […]

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PrimeTime BG Spring 2020

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The Spring issue is our first after the untimely death in February of the great Falafel. He is memorialized with a cover photo, as well as reminiscences from friends and over-the-board rivals: Jake Jacobs, Michihito Kageyama, Arkadiy Tsinis, and Bob Wachtel. His warm heart and friendship, not to mention his first-rate play and commentary, will […]

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PrimeTime BG Winter 2020

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Our Winter issue features 2019 ABT Champion Frank Raposa, two ways: with a fine cover photo, and an article by Karen Davis and Marty Storer, not only recapping the Michigan tournament but also featuring Frank’s play as the winner over finalist Phil Simborg. The other feature articles are also intriguing: Bill Riles recaps November’s Cyprus […]

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PrimeTime BG Fall 2019

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Our current issue has some of everything. Our feature articles are led by Bill Riles’s deep, entertaining, and detailed story of Jonah Seewald’s roller-coaster ride to victory this year in San Antonio. Wilcox Snellings returns to our pages to recap the Monte Carlo World Championship: his experiences and reminiscences, plus fantastic analysis of positions from […]

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Inteview with Karen Davis

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INTERVIEW WITH KAREN DAVIS By Robert Stoller Karen Davis has served as President/Executive Director of the U.S. Backgammon Federation since January 2017, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. With the approach of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the USBGF in December 2009, we asked USBGF historian Robert […]

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PrimeTime BG Summer 2019

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The Summer issue makes for great warm-weather reading! We all want to know where the action is and who has been winning. And who better to provide those vital updates but our road-warrior President and Executive Director, Karen Davis? Just back from the 4th Merit Open Grand Prix and World Team Championships in the tiny […]

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