13 May 2016 - by Mary Hickey
You watch silently from your hiding place behind a banyan tree as the bocor chants and dances in the graveyard under the light of the full moon. Suddenly one of the gravestones begins to shake, and the ground beneath it is disturbed as a bony and badly decayed hand reaches upward out of the dirt.
15 Apr 2016 - by Mary Hickey
No, Fish Island isn't a fantasy cruise ship port-of-call for backgammon-shark wannabes. It's a mythical place from the Arabian Nights, where Sinbad the Sailor and some other fellows decide to spend the night after they've been shipwrecked.
11 Mar 2016 - by Alan Martin (Former US backgammon champion)
Alan Martin lives in North Hollywood, California with his wife Cookie. He recalls 1979-80 as his best tournament year. Here are his 22 tips on how to be a great backgammon tournament player.
12 Feb 2016 - by Mary Hickey
Our noble purpose today is to scratch the surface of cube decisions involving the three point anchor. To keep it simple, all these positions will happen very early in a 13-point backgammon match, and will involve mainly the take decision.
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.
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.