PrimeTime Backgammon, November-December 2012

2012 Michigan Team

The Michigan team, winners of the 2012 Ohio-Michigan Challenge (photo by Mary Hickey)

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 News:

  • USBGF Online Circuit Monthly — Interviews with Geza Törö and Tilman Söhnchen, October I and November winners
  • Michael Edge–USBGF College March Mayhem
  • Tara Mendicino–USBGF Online Leader Board
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading U.S. Players
  • USBGF Challenge Grant Doubles Your Contribution to the U.S. Backgammon Foundation
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Events
  • September—October 2012 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the U.S. Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, September-October, 2012

They Might Not Be Giants

They Might Not Be Giants receives the National Club Team Championship trophy from Karen Davis

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 at Novi
  • Mary Hickey — Starting Off Right

USBGF News:

  • Joe Russell, Justin Nunez, and Tara Mendicino — 2012 USBGF National Internet Championship
  • Tournament of Stars in San Antonio
  • Barry Silliman — The Leading U.S. Players
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Events
  • July-August 2012 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner — Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, July-August, 2012 Issue

Matvey “Falafel” Natanzon; Yamin Yamin; Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki

Falafel; Yamin Yamin; Mochy

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 than a Breadbox–on the 2011 Giants list
  • Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • Paul Weaver–London Open 2012

USBGF News:

  • Mary Hickey–Book Review: Raymond Kershaw’s Backgammon Funfair
  • Matt Cohn-Geier–Matchbox Backgammon App review
  • Phil Simborg–Chicago’s Learnapalooza
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading U.S. Players
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Events
  • July-August, 2012 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation
  • Update on the 2012 International Backgammon Championship

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PrimeTime Backgammon, May-June, 2012 Issue

Todd Crosner with son Max Crosner

Todd Crosner with son Max Crosner

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.

Michihito “Michy” Kageyama

Michihito “Michy” Kageyama

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 Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • Chuck Bower–Harvey Mudd College Wins USBGF National Collegiate Team Championship

USBGF News:

  • Bill Davis–Horton and Mattig Win Big at CSI
  • Announcing the 2012 International Backgammon Championship US Playoffs
  • Bill Riles–the 2013 Texas Backgammon Championship
  • Art Benjamin–Backgammon at the University of South Carolina
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading U.S. Players
  • Barry Silliman–An Explanation of the USBGF Leader Board
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Events
  • March-April 2012 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation
  • Annual Membership Meeting–June 19, 2012

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PrimeTime Backgammon, March-April, 2012 Issue

Matt Cohn-Geier

Matt Cohn-Geier

Justin Nunez

Justin Nunez

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, Open Champion; Svilen “Svilo” Todorov, Open Finalist; Bruce Newberg, Advanced Champion; Joe Roth, Intermediate Champion
  • Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • Karen Davis–Pittsburgh Championships

USBGF News:

  • USBGF Online Match Series
  • Facelift for USBGF Facebook Page
  • Stick Rice Backgammon Lesson
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading U.S. Tournament Players
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Events
  • January-February 2011 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, January-February, 2012 Issue

Jeremy Bagai and Matt Cohn-Geier at Burning Man

Jeremy Bagai (left) and Matt Cohn-Geier at Burning Man (Photo by Chris Berkman)

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 Open
  • Phil Simborg–How Do You Stack Up Against the Giants?
  • Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • Karen Davis–NY Metropolitan Open and USBGF National Championship

USBGF News:

  • Justin Nunez and Joe Russell–2012 USBGF National Club Team Championship
  • Joe Russell and Phil Simborg–2012 USBGF National Backgammon Collegiate Team Championship
  • Mellen and Nunez Join USBGF Board of Directors
  • Richard Munitz–USBGF Rating and Stats System: An Update
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading U.S. Tournament Players
  • 2011 USBGF Awards
  • Notice of Annual Membership Meeting of the USBGF
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Backgammon Scheduled Events
  • November-December 2011 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, November/December, 2011

 

Stepan Nuniyants at Los Angeles, 2011

Stepan Nuniyants

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.

Falafel Matanzon, Los Angeles, 2011

Falafel Matanzon

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 Positions
  • Mary Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • Robert Wachtel–The World’s Revenge, Part 2
  • Karen Davis–Michigan and Ohio State Battle It Out

USBGF News:

  • Justin Nunez–Stacking Up in Las Vegas
  • NY Metropolitan Open and USBGF National Championship
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading USBGF Players
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Events
  • September—October 2011 Tournament Results
  • Backgammon for the Young-at-Heart
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, September/October, 2011

Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki

Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (photo by Steve Sax)

 

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 Decision in Florida
  • Danny Kleinman–Let Me Count the Ways
  • Harvey Gillis–Backgammon for Life’s Challenges
  • Robert Wachtel–The World’s Revenge, Part 1
  • Karen Davis–The Sun Shines on Malcolm Davis

USBGF News:

  • Joe Russell–2011 USBGF National Internet Championship Kicks Off
  • Karen Davis–The Olympics of Backgammon
  • Barry Silliman–The Leading USBGF Players by Division
  • Phil Simborg–Collegiate Summer Championship
  • Help Develop the Next Generation
  • Founding Sponsors
  • Upcoming U.S. Events
  • July-Labor Day 2011 Tournament Results
  • USBGF 500th Member–Niusha Victoria Tafazzoli
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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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.

PrimeTime Backgammon, July/August, 2011

 

Harvey Gillis

Harvey Gillis, LA Open Winner (Photo by Karen Davis)

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 Right
  • John O’Hagan–Book Review of Mary Hickey and Marty Storer’s What’s Your Game Plan?
  • Steve Sax–A Backgammon Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles
  • Adam Bennett–Neil Kazaross: Hard Work Pays Off
  • Robert Wachtel–The Nordic 2011: A Double Coming-Out Party

USBGF News:

 

  • Joe Russell–2011 USBGF National Internet Championship
  • David Rubin–Chicago Bears Take Traveling Trophy Home
  • USBGF Monthly Lecture Series
  • Founding Sponsors
  • USBGF Ranking Leaders in Open, Advanced, and Novice Divisions
  • Upcoming ABT Events and May—June 2011 Tournament Results
  • Perry Gartner–Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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PrimeTime Backgammon, May/June, 2011

 

Herb Gurland

Herb Gurland (photo by Steve Sax)

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 — A Simple Accurate Method ofDetermining Proper Doubling Decisions in Races
  • Steve Sax — East Coast vs. West Coast Rivalry Settled Over the Boards
  • Adam Bennett — Chuck Bower: From Astrophysics to Zeus

USBGF News:

  • UCLA Wins USBGF Collegiate Backgammon Championship
  • Local Club Teams Turn Out for National Club Team Championships
  • 1st International Backgammon Championship
  • Shoot for the Stars — USBGF Tournament of Stars, National Championships, and World Giants’ Challenge Quiz
  • Backgammon at MathFest 2011
  • Founding Sponsors
  • USBGF Ranking Leaders in Open, Advanced, and Novice Divisions
  • Upcoming ABT Events and March-April 2011 Tournament Results
  • Update on the US Backgammon Federation

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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 Head
  • Rochelle Hasson–Carol Joy Cole: First Lady of Backgammon
  • Steve Sax–X Marks the Spot: 2011 New Mexico Backgammon Championship
  • Harvey Gillis–Backgammon: Decision Analysis for Success
  • Phil Simborg–Seven Reasons You Should Teach Children Backgammon
  • Gus Contos–Charting the Best Play
  • Karen Davis–Ed Bennett: King of the Mountain

USBGF News:

  • Shoot for the Stars–USBGF Tournament of Stars, National Championships, and World Best Player Quiz
  • USBGF Reaches Out to College Students
  • USBGF Founding Sponsors
  • USBGF Ranking Leaders in Open, Advanced, and Novice Divisions
  • Upcoming ABT Events and January/February 2011 Tournament Results
  • Update on the US Backgammon Federation
  • Annual Membership Meeting

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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 Hickey–Starting Off Right
  • John O’Hagan–The Free Drop
  • Alan and Joan Grunwald
  • Richard Munitz–I’d Like That Match to Go
  • Patrick Gibson–Tips on Increasing Attendance at an ABT Event
  • Steve Sax–2010 California State BG Championship

USBGF News:

  • USBGF Local Club Initiative
  • USBGF Founding Sponsors
  • USBGF Ranking Leaders in Open, Advanced, and Novice Divisions
  • Upcoming ABT Events and November-December 2010 Tournament Results
  • Update on the US Backgammon Federation
  • Art Benjamin to Join USBGF Board of Directors

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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
  • Al Tesoro Memorial Quiz and Lecture
  • Backgammon MeetUp in Ohio
  • Ross Gordon: Creating a BG Community
  • Illinois State Backgammon Championships

USBGF News:

  • USBGF Local Club Initiative
  • USBGF Founding Sponsors
  • USBGF Ratings Leaders in Open, Advanced, and Novice Divisions
  • Upcoming ABT Events and September-October Tournament Results
  • Update on the US Backgammon Federation
  • Thanks to Harvey Gillis

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PrimeTime Backgammon, Sep/Oct, 2010


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Selected contents include:

  • Kit Woolsey, To Double or Not to Double
  • Malcolm Davis, Mortal Combat in Michigan
  • Lessons in Life and Backgammon, Sybil and Sandra Sha
  • Joe Russell, UCLA Chess and Backgammon Club
  • Randee Simborg, USBGF Howard Ring Memorial Quiz
  • Phil Simborg, Interview with Bob Wachtel
  • Founding Sponsors Spotlight on Patrick and Carla Gibson
  • Patrick Gibson, USBGF Ratings Information
  • USBGF Presents Honorary Membership to Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic
  • Welcome to U.S. Backgammon Federation by Perry Gartner
  • The Founding of the USBGF

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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