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A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon!

Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the originsof which date back some 5000 years – and it's still goingstrong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then againin the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions ofpeople play tournaments online every day.

Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with adedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds offace-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year.

In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through thebasics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle andend-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll alsoget to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there'splenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, aswell as playing online.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking formore tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includescoverage on:

  • Starting and Playing the Game
  • Handling the Middle Game
  • Bearing Off (The Last Lap)
  • Varying the Play
  • About the author

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