Celebrating 17 years in backgammon games
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Zombie Checkers by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Zombie Checkers

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.

Rating:  4.91
Fish Island Plays by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Fish Island Plays

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.

Rating:  5.00
How To Be A Great Backgammon Tournament Player by Alan Martin (Former US backgammon champion)
Alan Martin

How To Be A Great Backgammon Tournament Player

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.

Rating:  3.42
Three-Anchor Cubes: The Basics and Some Applications by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Three-Anchor Cubes: The Basics and Some Applications

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.

Rating:  5.00
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:  3.30
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:  4.55
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Celebrating 17 years in backgammon games