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PrimeTime BG Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Issue of PrimeTime Backgammon

By Marty Storer, Managing Editor

Cover-Fall-thumbOur Fall issue is loaded with great content. It recaps the Michigan Summer Championships (by Managing Editor Marty Storer, including analysis of the Talbot-Woolsey BMAB tournament final), and the 43rd Backgammon World Championship (by World Championship staff member, PrimeTime publisher, and USBGF Board member Bill Riles). The USBGF has honored Falafel with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at Monte Carlo; the beloved American/Israeli star is pictured on the cover.

We continue our tribute to Paul Magriel with analysis of nine positions discussed by Giants Steve Sax and Marty Storer at May’s Cherry Blossom tournament in D.C. And we present two player profiles by USBGF President Karen Davis: of the fine player, Mathemagician, and USBGF Board member Art Benjamin, one of the game’s greatest teachers and contributors; and of the young Cary Hoarty, by all appearances a rising star. Storer analyzes eight positions from the ultimate match of the Cherry Blossom Advanced section, which Cary won.

Rules and Ethics Committee Chairman Rich Munitz inaugurates his Rules column with a simple, well-written explanation of the Dice on Checkers rule. And USBGF historian Bob Stoller gives ABT and U.S. Open statistics for some of the top performers.

Finally, we have a comprehensive rundown of results and ongoing USBGF efforts: international collaboration, communications including social media, novice development, the Local Club Initiative, upcoming elections, and live streaming. Enjoy!

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