01 Oct 2014 - by Phil Simborg + Stick
I have played backgammon in virtually major city in the U.S. over the years, but the Chicago chou one of the most fun. We have good players, fun conversations, and even some great arguments.
20 Aug 2014 - by Mary Hickey
XG and other backgammon programs frequently ding their human clients for small missed doubles. Players concerned about their PR ("Performance Rating") will be especially worried if they get dinged several times in a row for these missed doubles during a game or match.
24 Jul 2014 - by Phil Simborg (with great help from Paul Donnellan)
Years ago when I first became serious about studying this amazing game, I soon realized that I did not have the time, discipline, and math skills to fully absorb the intricacies of match equity, gammon values, and take points, as well as the skill to estimate values well over the backgammon board.
28 Mar 2014 - by Mary Hickey
Courage has many meanings, and not just in backgammon. Courage can be difficult to define within the context of the game. But that is what I intend to attempt in this article.
07 Mar 2014 - by Phil Simborg
I spend 4-7 hours a day, 6 days a week, teaching backgammon to players of all levels. At night, in bed, unable to turn off my mind that has been so intensely stimulated during the day, I think about issues related to teaching.
31 Oct 2013 - by Phil Simborg
After 50+ years of playing this amazing game, and some 20+ years teaching, I have finally found the single most important key to achieving expertise in backgammon.