Backgammon for Dummies
ISBN: 0470770856
EAN13: 9780470770856
Language: English
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2008
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 8.43" L x 5.35" W
Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Your step-by-step guide to becoming a masterful backgammon player

Backgammon is an exciting, tactical game, and this straightforward book enables newcomers to get in on the fun, as well as providing expert advice for the more experienced player. Fully illustrated, it's packed with opening strategies, middle- and end-game tactics, tips on how to make key moves, and advice to get you up to speed on dice probabilities. You'll be hooked in no time!

  • The basics of starting play -- Set up your board, get to grips with the rules and tactics of the game, and make the opening move
  • Move smoothly into the middle game -- Work out basic probabilities, apply the 25 per cent rule, and raise the stakes with the doubling cube
  • Bearing off into the last lap -- Discover key 'no-miss' positions and master complex endings
  • Cast your gaming further afield -- Compete in tournaments, pit your skills against a computer, and play live games online

Open the book and find:

  • The 36 possible outcomes that rolling two dice produces
  • Over 50 illustrations of a backgammon board highlighting key tactics and rolls of the dice
  • Definitions of backgammon-speak, from anchors and builders to a lover's leap
  • Strategies to apply to each type of middle game
  • Advice on playing against computers and online opponents
  • Useful backgammon resources to help refine your game further

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