Giants of Backgammon
The Giants of Backgammon list ranks players from around the world based on their performance and active involvement in backgammon. Every two years, championship-level players and tournament directors submit their ranking, and results are tabulated and published by committee members Yamin Yamin, John Stryker, Jake Jacobs, and Carol Joy Cole.
Photos and previous lists of the Giants can be found at flintbg.com/giants.html
Here are the current top 32 international players with the most votes, followed by runners-up 33 through 64.
2019 Giants of Backgammon
|wdt_ID||Rank||Name (previous rank)||Country|
|1||1||Masayuki Mochizuki (1)||Japan|
|2||2||Michihito Kageyama (2)||Japan|
|3||3||Victor Ashkenazi (3)||USA|
|4||4||Lars Trabolt (7)||Denmark|
|5||5||Petko Kostadinov (5)||USA|
|6||6||Akiko Yazawa (8)||Japan|
|7||7||Neil Kazaross (9)||USA|
|8||8||Steen Grønbech (13)||Denmark|
|9||9||John O'Hagan (15)||USA|
|10||10||Ralf Jonas (66)||Germany|