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The Backgammon Handbook Hardcover – June 1, 1990

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (June 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852234024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852234027
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,683,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David Rogers on August 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book really helped me improve my skills. There are two really good sections on Doubling. A nice chapter on the back game. Other topics are duplication, flexibility, priming, slotting.
This book helps me win more games!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Sylvia on January 11, 2007
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I was expecting a little more than I got. The book is not reader friendly. A little more wordy than I thought.
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This book is a great help for beginners. Getting the basics and push your skills a little bit more. I fully recommend it.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Oded Ravid on March 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you play online as I do you should read this book.

I've been playing online at [...] and increased my ratings from 1400 to 1700.

the section about the doubling theory was the most importan one for me.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bernhard Kaiser on April 9, 2008
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This is really a very useful book for beginners and intermediate players.
The only thing that hurts a bit is the steep price !

Another very good book for starters (but also advanced players) is Paul Lamfords "starting out in backgammon", which is moch cheaper !
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