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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:  4.33
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:  3.64
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:  4.33
Taking a Step Beyond by Mary Hickey
Mary Hickey

Taking a Step Beyond

03 Feb 2015 - by Mary Hickey

The willingness to consider the unthinkable, and the ability to distinguish when it's correct from when it's crazy, and then make the right backgammon play despite the risk of being catastrophically wrong, is a key quality that separates the best players from the rest of the pack near the top.

Rating:  5.00
Interview with Tuvya Felt - 2015 New York Metro Backgammon Open Masters Champion by Phil Simborg
Tuvya Felt

Interview with Tuvya Felt - 2015 New York Metro Backgammon Open Masters Champion

27 Jan 2015 - by Phil Simborg

Tuvya Felt popped up on the backgammon scene less than a year ago at the Chicago Open. His love for backgammon is apparent through his intense playing style and constant craving for action. Look for him any place a chouette can be found.

Rating:  4.21
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Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games