Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games

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by Phil Simborg
20 September 2007

Phil Simborg

There are three things that separate great players from average players:

  1. Great players have great skill. They are simply very smart, gifted game players. Every world-class player I have ever met is an extremely intelligent person, and most have proven so with success in other areas outside of backgammon. Many are world-class poker, Scrabble, bridge, gin rummy, and chess players. Many have been extremely successful in business or sports or have proven to be gifted writers. But across the board, they all have a very high level of intelligence.

  2. Great players have studied the game. I don't care how smart or naturally gifted they are, in order to be an expert level player there are some concepts and strategies that simply must be studied and memorized
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