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Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 27

08 Oct 2004 - by Paul Money

The secret of learning is to start with an inquiring mind - when you see a position that puzzles you, record it and work on it later.

 

Rating:  5.00
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Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 27

08 Oct 2004 - by Paul Money

The secret of learning is to start with an inquiring mind - when you see a position that puzzles you, record it and work on it later.

Rating:  5.00

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 26

23 Sep 2004 - by Paul Money

A letter has flooded in from our old friend Mrs. Trellis of Glamorgan, Wales who asks, "Why, oh why, oh why, are there not more cube questions?" And so, to titillate this loyal Dorbel follower, here are a nice bunch of blitzing cube positions.

Rating:  4.63

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 25

08 Sep 2004 - by Paul Money

When we reach the end of a tight match, perhaps in a final, suddenly and without practice, we are back in the nursery stages of backgammon again where the cube and gammons are irrelevant. Studying cubeless games can pay big dividends.

Rating:  4.80

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 24

22 Aug 2004 - by Paul Money

We can usually make big improvements just by eliminating the worst of our checker blunders and improving our cube action a little! Here are positions that illustrate the theme of being active, aggressive and anticipating the flow.

Rating:  4.92

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 23

08 Aug 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul comments on some positions from Game 15 of the recent World Championship final, which seems to be the decisive turning point in the match. Put in the work of studying game play in this sort of depth can reap significant rewards.

Rating:  4.77

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 22

22 Jul 2004 - by Paul Money

Thinking about a position and coming up with the wrong answer is excusable, failing to think is not. Look out for the crisis points in a game and give them extra time.

Rating:  4.70

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 21

08 Jul 2004 - by Paul Money

We continue with the theme of looking closely at the play of top players in this outstanding doubles event encounter between the team of Francois Tardieu and Jean-Philippe Rohr versus Serge Rived and Mike 'Falafel' Natanzon.

Rating:  4.67

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 20

22 Jun 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul continues his excellent analysis of positions from the Super Jackpot match between Francois Tardieu and Mike Corbett played last month at the 10th International Cup held in Las Vegas.

Rating:  5.00

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 19

08 Jun 2004 - by Paul Money

Backgammon is a game that poses many obstacles to learning. No two players are alike, no two games are alike. If it was just about learning technique in a fairly linear fashion and if each game tended to proceed along roughly similar lines, there would be fewer problems, but it isn't so simple.

Rating:  4.88

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 18

23 May 2004 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another Gazette, the product of much midnight oil and more hours than I care to think about spent on what should be a game! However, there is no doubt that hard work is time well spent, for me and I hope for you.

Rating:  4.88

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 17

08 May 2004 - by Paul Money

In this issue we have a little quiz for you, just like the old Village Quizzes. Take your time with these, laying the pieces out on a real board is best. Try to have a reason for your play, one that you could use to convince a doubles partner.

Rating:  4.90

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 16

21 Apr 2004 - by Paul Money

In some ways, a student learning the game for the first time in 2004 has greater advantages over those of us who learned in past decades... they don't have to unlearn some false concepts and bad habits to make room for the new stuff.

Rating:  4.90

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 15

07 Apr 2004 - by Paul Money

In this issue, Paul covers some responses to early game rolls, how to do risk/gain analysis, and looks at positions from the Osaka match between Shinichiro Kaneko and Nishikawa Kiyokazu.

Rating:  4.83

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 14

24 Mar 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul makes this "Tell A Friend About Backgammon Week". He also gives us tips on how to use 'Dorbel Flags', has the doctor check your aggression pressure and comments on the Abu Dhabi final.

Rating:  4.85

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 13

10 Mar 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul gives us tips on the great 1-1 roll and others on how to handle props. He also looks at plays from Natanzon vs. Salamzy and an old position from the cellars of Dorbel Towers.

Rating:  4.93

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 12

25 Feb 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul inspects those treacherous furry beavers, the temptation to hit ace point blots and two positions from Mads Andersen vs. Mario Kuhl.

Rating:  4.82

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 11

11 Feb 2004 - by Paul Money

What should be done with cheaters caught using bots on play-for-money sites? Plus, Doctor Money takes a look at 'servocubiphobia', some interesting cube action between Senk and Falafel and a classic from the vaults.

Rating:  4.94

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 10

28 Jan 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul teaches us a trick about bearing in against a deuce point anchor and some optional moves to an early 5-3. He also comments on Grandell vs. Schiemann and tries to determine if you prefer Dom Perignon or Moet et Chandon.

Rating:  4.95

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 9

14 Jan 2004 - by Paul Money

Paul looks at some responses to opening rolls, plays the pros got wrong, a position from 1990 and comments on the issue of digital clocks.

Rating:  5.00

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 8

31 Dec 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the last Gazette of 2003 and a very Happy New Year to all of you! In this issue we discover some pip counting shortcuts, mini quiz you on some responses to an opponent opening 24/20, 24/21 with a 4-3 and more...

Rating:  4.85

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 7

17 Dec 2003 - by Paul Money

This issue is a special Japanese edition to celebrate their successful expedition to the 2003 Las Vegas Open. As word will spread through the land of the Rising Sun of the heaps of dollars just waiting to be hoovered up, we can expect an even larger party for next year.

Rating:  4.93

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 6

03 Dec 2003 - by Paul Money

Every one of these columns has a common underlying theme. Study and work are the only ways to improve. Improving is the only way to win more. Identify a weak area of your game and work on it.

Rating:  4.90

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 5

19 Nov 2003 - by Paul Money

Paul clues us in on the "18 Arithmetic" formula, the open 6-4 roll, cube action from Lumper versus Kargl and presents another dust covered relic from the vaults of Dorbel Towers.

Rating:  4.94

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 4

05 Nov 2003 - by Paul Money

In this issue we take a look at the last two rolls of the game, the "Kauder Paradox", Knudsen versus Haaksila, and a vintage backgammon position from the cellars of Dorbel Towers.

Rating:  5.00

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 3

22 Oct 2003 - by Paul Money

"Proficiency at Chess or Go, or any other game of mental skill, is never obtained by memorizing a great number of possible variations, but by understanding the general principles which govern good play in any position."
- Emanuel Lasker.

Rating:  4.82

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 2

08 Oct 2003 - by Paul Money

We had a lot of good feedback and discussion to this new backgammon series. Here is Paul's second issue of tips and tricks that break the code.

Rating:  4.83

Dorbel's Gazette - Issue 1

24 Sep 2003 - by Paul Money

What I want to do in this new column is to share with you some of the tips and tricks that break the code and reveal good play in all its beauty.

Rating:  4.81
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