Celebrating 17 years in backgammon games
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Proof that Better Backgammon Players are Luckier by Phil Simborg
Phil Simborg

Proof that Better Backgammon Players are Luckier

02 Nov 2015 - by Phil Simborg

A few years ago I wrote an article that stated that poor backgammon players who complain that the better players always seem to be getting better rolls are right. At first glance, this seems a little shocking.

Rating:  3.11
Bunching:  The Way to Learn and Remember More Reference Positions by Phil Simborg and John OHagan
Phil Simborg

Bunching: The Way to Learn and Remember More Reference Positions

02 Oct 2015 - by Phil Simborg and John OHagan

There are many factors that separate great backgammon players from average players, and in this article we will concentrate on one of the key ones: great players have more reference positions.

Rating:  4.38
Money Game Quiz by Phil Simborg and Stick
Phil Simborg

Money Game Quiz

28 Aug 2015 - by Phil Simborg and Stick

We had a most interesting chouette in Chicago on Saturday, August 22nd. What made it so interesting is that we happened to have a tremendous number of cube and checker play decisions where the players either disagreed or were not sure.

Rating:  4.60
Teaching Kids Backgammon by Phil Simborg
Phil Simborg

Teaching Kids Backgammon

03 Jul 2015 - by Phil Simborg

So, how do you go about teaching a total beginner how to play the game? It depends, of course, on the age and mentality of the student, and of course I would not teach a 4 year old the same as I would a 17 year old.

Rating:  3.56
Interview with Backgammon Player Maya Peycheva by Phil Simborg
Maya Peycheva

Interview with Backgammon Player Maya Peycheva

28 Apr 2015 - by Phil Simborg

Maya Peycheva has distinguished herself as a true force in the backgammon world, and certainly a contender for becoming a Giant some day in the future.

Rating:  3.81
From The Chouette by Phil Simborg and Stick
Phil Simborg

From The Chouette

26 Mar 2015 - by Phil Simborg and Stick

We have two kinds of competitions in our Chicago chouette: first is simply the game itself, and it is a tough game. We're all seasoned, Open players and many of us have 30 or 40 years of experience playing in chouettes.

Rating:  4.40
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Celebrating 17 years in backgammon games