• USBGF Lifetime Achievement

Xavier Dufaure de Citres

Awarded in 2019
From Massillon, Ohio

Xavier is honored for his development of the eXtreme Gammon (XG) software, which has transformed backgammon. XG quickly established itself as the premier tool for players worldwide to analyze, study, and improve their games. Unquestionably, XG, with its attractive and convenient user interface, wonderful analysis engine, and affordable price, has been responsible for encouraging the growth of the game. In the past ten years, XG has greatly increased both the general skill level of play and the number of dedicated players.