PrimeTime Backgammon, Sept-Oct 2013



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 to give the magazine a new look with exciting features. We welcome your suggestions and feedback!

The issue features world champion Masayuki (Mochy) Mochizuki, not only a great player but outstanding lecturer and ambassador for backgammon. Marty Storer analyzes key positions from Mochy’s matches with Neil Kazaross and Matt-Cohn Geier on his way to winning the 33rd Chicago Open Championship. The article includes insightful commentary from Mochy and Neil on key positions as well. The introductory profile of Mochy captures his meteoric rise to Super Star and Super Ambassador status!

Bob Wachtel captures the glamour and high drama of the 38th World Backgammon Championship in Monte Carlo where the suave Ukranian (and Monte Carlo resident), Vyacheslav “Slava” Pryadkin generated excitement around the world as avid backgammon players watched his streamed finals match against 2008 World Backgammon Champion and 2009 runner-up, Lars Trabolt (“Trabi”) of Denmark. Watch the embedded video by Martha Ghio capturing Slava’s acceptance of the trophy.

We’re pleased to welcome Sabri Büyüksoy as a regular contributor to PrimeTime Backgammon, starting with his article in this issue on highlights of the Cannes Summer Cup and breathtakingly beautiful photos.

Phil Simborg, USBGF Education Adviser and lecturer extraordinaire, shares his lecture at the LA Open in June, “Playing from Behind.” After giving the Sunday morning lecture, he then went on to demonstrate the key concepts by coming from behind to win a semi-final match with Matt Cohn- Geier, after being down 9-2 in a match to 11. Malcolm Davis, however, handily went on to win the event.

There’s much more — profiles of online tournament winners Adam Versaw, Mario Savan, and Eva Zizkova, plus news updates on the recent 10th Carolina Invitational tournament and announcement of the launch of the 3rd International Backgammon Championship.

Also check out the latest live and online Leader Boards. Get your name on the marquee by playing in the many USBGF online tournament offerings, or the upcoming American Backgammon Tour live events listed in the magazine.

The issue includes a recent news release announcing the appointment of Bill Riles as the new President and Executive Director of the Federation and his plans for the future. Outgoing-President Perry Gartner and Board of Directors Chairman Karen Davis share highlights of the first three years of the organization.

You’ll find that PrimeTime Backgammon has features and news attuned to the interests of our entire membership, offering more and more ways to enhance your playing experience. You won’t want to miss out on all the great action. If you’re not yet a member or your membership has lapsed, be sure to join or renew now and get set for what’s to come!

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