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Bill Robertie did not become two-time backgammon world champion and one of the greatest players of all time by pursuing a conservative game. He calls his style "dynamic backgammon" and he teaches it in this book, aiming his lessons at the raw beginner as well as experienced players. He starts at the very beginning--setting up the board--and takes the reader through his approach to every element of play. It's an approach that pays off, as his championship record shows. The book is rich with clear diagrams and explanations, with three sample games that illustrate his points well. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book contains chapters on the basic rules and opening moves, and then three sample games. The chapter on opening moves is incomplete - only 15 of the 21 possible rolls are... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Marin guy
Solid theory. Robertie's strategy is so aggressive it makes me nervous, but he is the best there is. My only regret is that this book goes by quickly. I wanted more! Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Alex
I've only been playing backgammon about 6 months. Before reading this book, I won maybe 50% of the time against other beginners, and when I lost I usually didn't lose too badly. Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Pony Dad
A fine book by an author who obviously knows the game. Has improved my game, but can't help the role of the dice. My wife beats me all the time. Read morePublished on February 17, 2007 by Allan Buttrick
I thought this book might give me a tip or two before reading it but to my surprise it taught me all kinds of opening moves, mid-position and end play moves. Read morePublished on May 20, 1999