PrimeTime Backgammon, Jan-Feb

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY ISSUE OF PRIMETIME BACKGAMMON Perennial winner, larger-than-life giant, and unfailingly courteous gentleman Malcolm Davis is featured on the cover of the January-February 2014 issue of PrimeTime Backgammon. Malcolm has amassed numerous trophies over the last 20 years, from the 1993 Illinois State Championship to most recently the Masters Jackpot at the 1st Capital Classic […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Nov-Dec

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER ISSUEOF PRIMETIME BACKGAMMON  There’s something for everyone in the latest November-December issue of PrimeTime Backgammon. Mike Mannon has joined the list of exemplar backgammon analysts and authors in writing for the magazine. His column on “Using the Opening Move to Figure Out a Reply” illustrates how much failing to get the opening move affects […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Sept-Oct 2013

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SPECIAL THIRD ANNIVERSARY ISSUEOF PRIMETIME BACKGAMMON  We’re delighted to share with you this special Third Anniversary issue of PrimeTime Backgammon — now available to all members and website registered guests as a complimentary introduction to the brand-new design. Tara Mendicino, USBGF Director of Communications and member of the Board of Directors, has used cutting-edge software […]

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Learning from the Young

Howard Markowitz and Herb Roman

Youth players, attracted to backgammon during their student years and playing in USBGF online collegiate events, are making their mark on the backgammon scene. Take a Quiz prepared by noted backgammon author, winner, and Indiana University collegiate backgammon coach Chuck Bower in the current July-August issue of PrimeTime Backgammon. The Quiz is constructed from positions […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, July-August 2013

Vadim (left) & Stepan Nuniyants, Carol Joy Cole

  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the July-August 2013 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Chuck Bower–USBGF Collegiate Championship Quiz Steve Sax–Experience Rules at the 2013 L.A. Open Dmitriy Obukhov and Paul Weaver–Opening 64 in a Seven-Point Match Player […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, May-June 2013

John Klein

The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the May-June 2013 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer and Jason Lee–USBGF Members vs. Neil Kazaross: Online Match #1 Paul Weaver–Denmark vs. the World 2013 Kit Woolsey–To Double or Not to Double […]

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Pitting the Best Against the Best

Gus Hansen and the Danish Team vs. “Falafel” Natanzon and the World Team.

Highlights of the first USBGF Online Match (OLM) lead off the current May-June 2013 issue of PrimeTime Backgammon. This OLM, first in a series inaugurated by Jason Lee, features USBGF members voting on checker plays and cube decisions in a match against the all-time American Backgammon Tour leader, Neil Kazaross. The first 11-point match was […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, March-April 2013

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the March-April 2013 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer and Bill Riles — Dual-Duel in San Antonio Jake Jacobs — Off the top of My Head: Part II Phil Simborg — Lecture […]

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Texas Tops the Tour

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The Inaugural Texas Backgammon Championships, held January 31—February 3, 2013, in San Antonio, raised the bar for exciting backgammon competition. It drew 133 participants from as far away as Japan, Norway, and Israel, including the top five ranked Giants of Backgammon, as well as a strong field of 44 Texans who ably defended Texas honor […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, January-February 2013

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the January-February 2013 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer–Petko Kostadinov: Winner of the 2nd International Backgammon Championship Steve Sax–The 2012 California State Backgammon Championships Phil Simborg–Five Important Tools to Excellent Checker Play […]

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Backgammon Goes Global

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Members of the international backgammon community are coming together to compete for recognition as the leading country of backgammon. The January-February 2013 issue of PrimeTime Backgammon captures the excitement of the just-concluded 2nd International Backgammon Championship, with Petko Kostadinov emerging victorious in 1st place, and the American Team winning the Country Prize trophy for the […]

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USBGF Grand Champion: Jeremy Bagai

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Jeremy Bagai and Ed O’Laughlin battled it out, but in the end Home Field Advantage and the fickle finger of fate gave Jeremy the edge. Bob Wachtel in a two-part series demonstrates how important the luck factor is in a match between two top-level, virtually flawless players. The November-December 2012 issue of PrimeTime Backgammon captures […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, November-December 2012

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the November—December 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Bob Wachtel–Home Field Advantage: Bagai-O’Laughlin National Championship Phil Simborg–A Big Lesson from a Little Giant: Matt Cohn-Geier Bob Wachtel– Desperado Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right USBGF […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, September-October, 2012

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the September-October 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Paul Weaver — Monte Carlo 2012, #1 Falafel vs. #4 Michy Marty Storer — They Must be Giants Phil Simborg — I Never Do Well […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, July-August, 2012 Issue

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the July-August, 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer–Battle of the Giants–Falafel vs. Mochy at the Chicago Open Steve Sax–Howard Markowitz Bowls a Perfect Game at the 2012 LA Open Jake Jacobs–Bigger […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, May-June, 2012 Issue

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the May-June 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Bob Wachtel–The Players’ Tournament: The Nordic Open Steve Sax–Back to the Classics: the 2012 Nevada State Open Stick Rice– My Ohio State Backgammon Recap Mary […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, March-April, 2012 Issue

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the March-April 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer–Masters Jackpot Finals at the US Open: Matt Cohn-Geier vs. Justin Nunez Bob Wachtel– Backgammon with Altitude Profiles of National Internet Championship Winners–Dorn Bishop, […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, January-February, 2012 Issue

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The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the January-February 2012 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Paul Weaver–The National Internet Championship: A Great New Concept Art Benjamin and Bob Koca– Mathematics and Backgammon Mini-Course Steve Sax–Burning Men: the 2011 Las Vegas […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, November/December, 2011

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  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the November—December, 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer–The Backgame: Theory in Practice Tara Mendicino–The Olympics of Backgammon John O’Hagan–Sylvester and Rockwell Big Winners in Peoria Robert Wachtel–Wactation: Shorthand for Recording […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, September/October, 2011

Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki

  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the September/October, 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Mochy on The Back Game Karen Davis, Art Benjamin, Chuck Bower, Frank Frigo, and Phil Simborg–Backgammon Kentucky Derby Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right Malcolm Davis–Cube […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon

PrimeTime Backgammon is the official bi-monthly electronic magazine of the U.S. Backgammon Federation. The inaugural issue was released September-October 2010, and subsequent issues appear every two months. Issues may be downloaded as pdf files by USBGF Premium and Youth members by clicking on the underlined date of the issue.

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PrimeTime Backgammon, July/August, 2011

Harvey Gillis

  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the July/August, 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include:   Neil Kazaross’s annotation of his 1st Golden Gate Backgammon Open championship finals with Ralf Jonas–Battle of the Titans Mary Hickey — Starting Off […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, May/June, 2011

Herb Gurland

  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the May/June 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Kit Woolsey with reflections from Claude Landry — World Class Backgammon in a World-Class City Mary Hickey — Starting Off Right Chuck Bower — […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, March/April, 2011

Carol Joy Cole

  The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the March/April, 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Marty Storer–Learning from the Experts and Bots: The Fogerlund-O’Laughlin Match at the U.S. Open Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right Jake Jacobs–Off the Top of My […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Jan/Feb, 2011

The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the January/February 2011 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Joe Russell-—Bali Ha’i Adam Bennett–2010 American Backgammon Tour Contenders Matt Cohn-Geier–Eight Days in Monte Carlo, Part 2 Chuck Bower on Monte Carlo, Part 2 Mary […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Nov/Dec, 2010

The U.S. Backgammon Federation presents the November-December 2010 issue of its bi-monthly electronic magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon. In it, you’ll find articles by leading backgammon players and authors. Selected contents include: Matt Cohn-Geier–Eight Days in Monte Carlo Chuck Bower on Monte Carlo Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right John O’Hagan–Book Recommendations Mike Corbett–A Mayfair Genius, Revisited Malcolm Davis: Backgammon Pioneer […]

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Sep/Oct, 2010

Read the inaugural issue of PrimeTime Backgammon, the official bi-monthly magazine of the USBGF. This inaugural issue is being provided on a complimentary basis to all. Future issues will be available to Premium and Youth members only, as well as Founding Sponsors. Please join and make sure you receive future issues.   Download the September/October, […]

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PRINTED COPIES OF PRIME TIME BACKGAMMON

Thanks for your positive feedback on the USBGF bi-monthly electronic magazine PrimeTime Backgammon! You may download a copy of each issue by clicking on the dates shown below. We’ve received numerous requests for printed copies and are pleased to provide this as a service to interested U.S. Premium and Youth members for $25 per year. If […]

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