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How Would You Do In the Chou? by Phil Simborg + Stick
Phil Simborg

How Would You Do In the Chou?

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.

Rating:  4.33
Don't Sweat the Missed Microdouble by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Don't Sweat the Missed Microdouble

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.

Rating:  5.00
Take Points - Taking the Easy Way Out by Phil Simborg (with great help from Paul Donnellan)
Phil Simborg

Take Points - Taking the Easy Way Out

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.

Rating:  3.33
Courage in Backgammon by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Courage in Backgammon

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.

Rating:  5.00
From Backgammon Beginner to Intermediate to Backgammon Giant by Phil Simborg
Phil Simborg

From Backgammon Beginner to Intermediate to Backgammon Giant

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.

Rating:  3.92
I Have Found the Holy Grail of Backgammon Excellence! by Phil Simborg
Phil Simborg

I Have Found the Holy Grail of Backgammon Excellence!

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.

Rating:  3.68
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Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games