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Title:
Beginning backgammon : strategy and tactics for winning play
Author:
Molyneux, J. du C. Vere.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Lyons Press edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : The Lyons Press, 2002.

©1984
Physical Description:
126 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781585744749
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1469.B2 M65 1984 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Whether you are looking for a pleasant family pastime or a competitive gambling game, backgammon can supply the answer. The combination of skill and luck that is at the heart of the game enables players of differing skill and aptitude to play together without boredom or one-sided results."Beginning Backgammon," as its title suggests, is intended for the complete beginner at backgammon. In simple language and clear, easy-to-follow illustrations, it introduces this exciting, popular game at all its levels.Covering the basic rules of the game, elementary tactics and overall strategy (including dice probabilities and gambling aspects such as the right use of the "doubling cube"), "Beginning Backgammon" includes sample games used to show backgammon theories in practice. Alternative games that can be played on the backgammon board are also included.


Table of Contents

1 Introductionp. 7
2 Equipment and rulesp. 10
3 Elementary strategyp. 26
4 Gamblingp. 40
5 Probabilitiesp. 50
6 Sample gamep. 57
7 Positional studies and doublingp. 78
8 Tournamentsp. 88
9 Etiquettep. 93
10 The Tables' familyp. 95
11 Experiments on the backgammon boardp. 101
Postscript: Notes in the Marginp. 119
Indexp. 124

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