Opening Concepts and Endgame Technique

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Opening concepts & endgame technique Reviewed by John O’Hagan Japan’s Michihito (Michy) Kageyama and England’s Roland Herrera are the co-authors of two new backgammon books. Opening Concepts and Endgame Technique are books one and two in what they call the Backgammon Odyssey series. Both books feature the cartoon character “Nono.” There are lots of drawings in […]

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2019 Monte Carlo World Championship

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2019 Monte Carlo World Championship By Wilcox Snellings The American star Wilcox Snellings has returned to the circuit after an illustrious backgammon career in the 1980s and 1990s, during which he split the 1995 Monte Carlo Super Jackpot with Paul Magriel and beat Nack Ballard in the 1997 Las Vegas Masters for his 20th-century U.S. […]

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Ultimate Backgammon Championship

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Ultimate Backgammon Championship Masayuki Mochizuki (Mochy) just won the Ultimate Backgammon Championship, sponsored by Back- gammon Galaxy, against Sander Lyloff! It was a specially arranged series of matches to determine the best player in the world. Mochy has been regarded as the best player in the world for most of the last 10 years and had […]

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Eli Karp New Kid on the Board

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Eli Karp  New Kid on the Board By Candace Mayeron Eli Karp of New Orleans is all of 18 years old.  He stands 5’8″ and weighs 150 pounds, plays the violin and looks like a strong wind would blow him over.  He lives with his mother he’s not at school. But this kid might just be […]

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2019 Los Angeles Open

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  2019 Los Angeles Open   There is always something special at a Los Angeles tournament, and the 2019 Los Angeles Open was jammed with special events in addition to stellar backgammon. The tournament began with an evening at Hollywood’s iconic Magic Castle, hosted by backgammon’s own Mathemagician Art Benjamin—a professional for over 30 years. (Art […]

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