Chris Bray's Backgammon For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) PDF

By Chris Bray

ISBN-10: 0470694564

ISBN-13: 9780470694565

ISBN-10: 0470770856

ISBN-13: 9780470770856

A entire and enjoyable consultant to Backgammon!Backgammon is among the oldest video games on the planet, the origins of which date again a few 5000 years – and it is nonetheless going robust. It loved an immense resurgence within the Seventies, after which back within the Nineteen Nineties with the recognition of the net, the place hundreds of thousands of individuals play tournaments on-line each day.Today, backgammon's following within the united kingdom is very large, with a committed British Isles Backgammon organization, and 1000's of face-to-face tournaments happening around the united kingdom each year.In this e-book, backgammon professional Chris Bray walks you thru the fundamentals of constructing a board, starting ideas, center and end-game strategies, and pointers on while to make key strikes. you will additionally become familiar with uncomplicated percentages, the doubling dice and the 25% rule. And with a purpose to take your gaming extra, there is lots of recommendation to get you all started in match backgammon, in addition to taking part in online.Suitable for either novices and skilled participant trying to find extra information and strategies, Backgammon For Dummies contains insurance on:Starting and enjoying the GameHandling the center GameBearing Off (The final Lap)Varying the PlayAbout the writer

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Because of their processing power computers are able to perform analysis impossible for humans. This processing power has enabled humans to test theories that were impossible 20 years ago and as a result today’s expert is light years removed from his 1970s counterpart. In time, no doubt, computers will be the strongest players in the world! qxp 9/9/08 8:45 PM Page 21 Chapter 2 Playing the Game In This Chapter ᮣ Tumbling the numbers ᮣ Going point-to-point ᮣ Celebrating a win I n this chapter, I look at actually rolling the dice and moving the checkers.

Making use of arithmetic How you move your checkers is governed by the numbers that come up when you roll the dice. As in any game involving dice, arithmetic, and understanding numbers are pretty significant in playing backgammon. As in all great games, you can apply skills at different levels and if you’re a wizard at arithmetic, you may be able to do things that some of your opponents can’t. If you haven’t got a mathematical mind, don’t worry in the slightest. I have many friends who don’t concern themselves about the arithmetic at all and still get hours of enjoyment from playing backgammon.

The world’s oldest set of dice (made from human bone) were recently discovered in that part of the world. Backgammon first became popular under the Romans, who called it Duodecum Scripta et Tabulae or ‘Tables’ for short. Emperor Claudius had a board built on his chariot. The word backgammon first appeared in writing in 1645, although nobody knows for sure where the name originated. The game itself appears frequently in art and literature, perhaps most famously in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost.

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