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Backgammon for dummies

Author: Chris Bray
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], ©2009.
Series: --For dummies.
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A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon!. Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years - 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. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British  Read more...
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Bray, Chris.
Backgammon for dummies.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], ©2009
(DLC) 2009293810
(OCoLC)231583831
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bray
ISBN: 9780470694565 0470694564 1282348574 9781282348578
OCLC Number: 435441982
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Starting and Playing the Game. Chapter 1. Tackling the Basics of Backgammon. Chapter 2. Playing the Game. Chapter 3. Looking at Basic Backgammon Tactics. Chapter 4. Making the Opening Move. Part II: Handling the Middle Game. Chapter 5. Upping the Stakes by Doubling. Chapter 6. Progressing to Advanced Doubling. Chapter 7. Planning Tactics for the Middle Game. Chapter 8. Discovering Strategies. Part III: Bearing Off (The Last Lap). Chapter 9. Bearing Off without Contact. Chapter 10. Bearing Off Against Contact. Part IV: Varying the Play. Chapter 11. Looking at Complex Endings. Chapter 12. Entering the Chouette. Chapter 13. Playing Tournament Backgammon. Chapter 14. Using Computers and Online Play. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15. The Ten Commandments of Backgammon. Chapter 16. Ten Useful Backgammon Resources. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Chris Bray.

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A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon!. Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years - 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. 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. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics.

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