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In the Game Until the End: Volume II by Robert Wachtel (2014)

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)


126 pages, softcover
In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point End-Games (1993) may be purchased at The Gammon Press.
Perhaps the most intriguing — and mysterious — realm in the backgammon universe lies at contact’s 11th hour. Holding the opponent’s ace point, a competitor is “in the game until the end” — an end which can run the gamut from utter disaster to miraculous deliverance. The first systematic study of the play in these exceedingly difficult positions was undertaken in 1993 by the renowned American expert, Robert Wachtel. In this, the sequel to that early, pioneering work, Wachtel mobilizes the cutting-edge tool of deep computer rollout-analysis to debug and carefully extend his research to a variety of more complex ace-point endings.

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About the Author

Robert Wachtel A chess master who collected a PhD in philosophy in his late twenties, Bob Wachtel entered the backgammon world as one of the very few game players with a helping of literary brains to match his mathematical brawn. Now the editor of PrimeTime Backgammon, the USBGF’s flagship magazine, Bob has produced, over the last 20 years, an acclaimed collection of online and journal articles, wittily chronicling the evolution of modern backgammon from the early 1990s to the present day.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x .25 in

3 reviews for In the Game Until the End: Volume II by Robert Wachtel (2014)

  1. David Presser
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I enjoyed reading Wachtel’s new book and it surely enhanced my backgammon tools. If you consider yourself a serious player, you should have a copy of this book.

  2. Karen Davis
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bob Wachtel, editor of the PrimeTime Backgammon magazine, is one of backgammon’s finest authors and analysts. Important book for those looking to improve their game.

  3. Director of Communications
    5 out of 5


    This is a must-read book for players of all levels. Bob Wachtel did a stupendous job!

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