Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Written between and by Paul Magriel and . Paul Magriel, a former youth chess champion who traded game boards to become known as the world’s best backgammon player, then turned. Results 1 – 30 of Backgammon by Paul Magriel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Other books simply repeat – sometimes with other words – what Magriel has said. Paul is one of the most celebrated backgammon players of all time, writing a book that many consider to be the bible of backgammon. Borislav rated it it was amazing Oct 09, A great book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

I had intended to first try to read the other two reviews, but am somehow not sufficiently profieint to access. Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, Basic Doubling Strategy 8.

Pahl builds from simpler topics to more complex ones and from the opening to the endgame. It was the pilot series that led to the World Series of Backgammon and showcased Magriel’s oratory skills.

Jan 11, Richard Wagner rated it it was amazing. Modern Opening Theory Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

I really appreciated Magriel’s concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Mohsen rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Just hit ‘order now’. If you enjoy backgammon and are interested in improving your playing skills and enjoyment of the game, this is worth your time and money.


Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

Read more Read less. Want to Read saving…. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I read that this book is considered the Bible of backgammon. Patty rated it really liked it Jun 25, Covers basic checker play very well. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

Backgammon by Paul Magriel (1976, Hardcover)

The book was written a while back, so is missing a few of the modern theories. Advanced Positional Play AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. And each problem fits neatly into the text, into the particular themes running through the chapter in which it appears.

The first time I read the book, I didn’t get much out of it. If you buy the book, make sure you are getting this one pages not the shorter one.

If you read and thoroughly understand this book, you’ll play a decent game. English Choose a language for shopping. Awesome – improved my game significantly in a really short period of time.

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The sections I found the most helpful are Chapter 16, Safe Play vs. Equally or vastly more importantly, it taught me how to effectively use the doubling cube.

However, it is the almost total neglect of the doubling cube that prevents Magriel’s book from standing alone at the top of the heap. He is widely considered the games foremost theorist and teacher and one of its premier players.


Mikkel rated it really liked it Aug 17, Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. Cooper McBean rated it it was amazing Sep 04, That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate and expert play. While playing poker, Magriel often shouted “Quack quack!

Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that bacigammon backgammon player who does not wish to maggriel a beginner forever should read. Kevin rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Brad rated it really liked it Sep 23, Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning bzckgammon game.

The author leads the reader on the journey from complete novice to competent player. Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer. I’ve read it once, but need to read it over again!

While I’ve read other books, during the time period in my life when I was very serious about backgammon, playing nights a week both gambling and competing in tournaments, this was in fact my Bible.

His younger half-brother is the sarangi player and teacher Nicolas Magriel.

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