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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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This is a reprint of Backgammon by Paul Magriel Priming and Blocking Still, for a book dubbed the bible of backgammon, lackluster treatment of this subject makes it fall just short of such a high flying moniker for me. The authors went on to call Magriel “a fine player and thinker whose advice is prized by many magtiel today’s top names.

Very good basic book about backgammon. Because gambling has become an integral part of backgammon for many players, the betting odds inherent in the game are also carefully spelled oaul. This is a minor matter. Paul David Magriel, Jr. Refresh and try again.

Difu rated it really liked it Apr 12, Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is layed out in a format that explains each phase of the game in logical order. Wes rated it really liked it Apr 13, Alexandre Arraes rated it did not like it Dec 28, Archived from the original on No other details are immediately available.


An understanding of these points will raise anyone’s game from the “hitting twice is fun, so it must be right” level to knowing what are the issues involved in a position, what sort of game backhammon is trying to play, and how best to bring one’s objectives about. For example, a key component to top-level play is the proper use of the cube, a subject on which Backgammon is all but silent.

Backgammon, by Paul Magriel

User Account Sign in. Backgammon legend Paul magrifl Magriel, who moonlighted as a fairly accomplished poker player, died backgammom at age I do not recommend this book to beginners. Doubling Theory Section IV. He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather informative without being dry. I’ve read it once, but need to read it over again! It illustrates what to do, and why! This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as “The Bible” of the game. The US had Paul Magriel, probably the most publicized pure backgammon player in history.


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Or use your PokerNews account: Aug 28, Lorettab rated it it was amazing. Dec 11, Nick Blasier added it. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea Magriel’s Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

Magriel is a skillful instructor and lucid writer. I began to understand the flow of the game better, the concept of game plans, and when to change your plan.

Magriel lives in New York City. Books by Paul Magriel.


Explained in as many words as are needed to get the point across, but not any less. That being said, I would not look to Backgammon to bridge the gap between intermediate pakl expert play. Magriel eventually tackled poker.