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Backgammon For Dummies

Published 11-03-2008

<b>A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon!</b> <p>Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years &#8211; and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day.</p> <p>Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year.</p> <p>In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there's plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online.</p> <p>Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, <i>Backgammon For Dummies</i> includes coverage on:</p> <ul> <li>Starting and Playing the Game</li> <li>Handling the Middle Game</li> <li>Bearing Off (The Last Lap)</li> <li>Varying the Play</li> <li>About the author</li> </ul>

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