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The Village Quiz #85

22 Apr 2005 - by Paul Money

Here are seven positions that top players got wrong in live play. Set these up on a real backgammon board and give each a couple of minutes thought. Then choose your play and see how you score.

 

Rating:  4.92
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The Village Quiz #85

22 Apr 2005 - by Paul Money

Here are seven positions that top players got wrong in live play. Set these up on a real backgammon board and give each a couple of minutes thought. Then choose your play and see how you score.

Rating:  4.92

The Village Quiz #84

22 Mar 2005 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Quiz. Not so much a contest, more a learning aid, where we take a look at some backgammon positions from live play that drew an error from an expert player in real life. Give it a try!

Rating:  4.50

The Village Quiz #83

08 Mar 2005 - by Paul Money

Welcome Village Quiz fans! Here are seven more intriguing backgammon positions for you to sweat over.

Rating:  4.71

The Village Quiz #82

22 Feb 2005 - by Paul Money

Welcome once again to the quiz, where we take a look at another set of positions trawled from live games between good players. All of these drew an error in real life, so let's see what you can do.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #81

08 Feb 2005 - by Paul Money

Greetings Quiz fans and welcome to another Super Seven backgammon problems that we hope will have you scratching your head! All are from real life matches and were usually mismanaged over the board. Come take a shot at the quiz!

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #80

22 Jan 2005 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the quiz, where once again we take a look at some instructive errors from the boards of the experts. To get the full value, set the positions out on a real board and take some time to puzzle out the play.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #79

08 Jan 2005 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the first quiz of 2005. Whether you are a World Class lion or a Beginner bunny, this can be a valuable learning aid. Use the quiz to highlight areas of the game where you go wrong and study the positions that baffle you.

Rating:  4.80

The Village Quiz #78

22 Dec 2004 - by Paul Money

Here at Dorbel Towers, Lady Dorbel and myself, as well as our entire staff, lift a glass to wish you the compliments of the season and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #77

08 Dec 2004 - by Paul Money

Hello quiz fans and welcome to another nice batch of positions for you to test your skills. Our tireless blunder-hounds have scoured the boards of the world in a ceaseless quest for the best and here they are.

Rating:  4.89

The Village Quiz #76

22 Nov 2004 - by Paul Money

Come on in and challenge your backgammon skills with these seven interesting positions that baffled a good player.

Rating:  4.88

The Village Quiz #75

08 Nov 2004 - by Paul Money

Hi there Quiz addicts, welcome to the Diamond Jubilee Quiz! Test yourself on these six positions to see if you can achieve a World Class score.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #74

22 Oct 2004 - by Paul Money

The return of the Village Quiz, now bigger and better than ever! Paul Money takes us back to this series with six new juicy position problems all designed to test your thinking processes to the limit.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #73

10 Sep 2003 - by Paul Money

Greetings quiz fans, welcome to the Village Backgammon Quiz. Sit up straight, pay attention and puzzle your way through these five, all of which confused a powerful predator in real play.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #72

03 Sep 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Backgammon Quiz, our weekly look at mistakes made by the sharks at the top of the food chain. Let's see if we can do any better.

Rating:  4.90

The Village Quiz #71

27 Aug 2003 - by Paul Money

I like the idea of the backgammon community as an old-fashioned English village, where we all stand around outside the pub on a mild evening and gossip about how badly everyone else plays! See if you can puzzle out these.

Rating:  4.75

The Village Quiz #70

20 Aug 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Quiz and our 70th week of rummaging through the dustbins of the stars. Here are the plays that baffled them in real life - can you do better?

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #69

13 Aug 2003 - by Paul Money

Howdy pardners! Welcome to the Village Backgammon Quiz where we round up some stray positions that gave a bunch of fancy dudes a whole heap of trouble at the last rodeo.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #68

06 Aug 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Backgammon Quiz and some more plays that puzzled the experts when they first saw the light of day, the positions that is, not the experts.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #67

30 Jul 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Quiz, the backgammon equivalent of the House of Horrors. All these positions were foully murdered by prominent players in real play, but I am sworn to secrecy, so their names will never be divulged.

Rating:  4.95

The Village Quiz #66

23 Jul 2003 - by Paul Money

Here are five felicitous favourites for you from Money's box of star blunders. Yes, players from the upper echelons mangled all these over the board. Can you do better?

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #65

16 Jul 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Backgammon Quiz where we empty the dustbins of the famous and sort through the plays that they'd rather forget.

Rating:  4.89

The Village Quiz #64

09 Jul 2003 - by Paul Money

Here are five more horrendous howlers from the backgammon boards of They-Who-Should-Know-Better. Of course you won't make the same mistakes, but only if you really buckle down and give these your best thought.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #63

02 Jul 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to this week's quiz and another five fantastic brainteasers to challenge your backgammon skills.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #62

25 Jun 2003 - by Paul Money

It's time again for five more annoyingly difficult positions for you to puzzle out.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #61

18 Jun 2003 - by Paul Money

Come figure out the best plays as we take a look at five positions from world class matches. There's no pressure or a crowd behind your chair, so let's see how you do.

Rating:  4.92

The Village Quiz #60

11 Jun 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the Village Quiz and another fascinating collection of mistakes made in real play by experts.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #59

04 Jun 2003 - by Paul Money

Come on in for you weekly dose of mega blunders from the boards of the great and the good.

Rating:  4.94

The Village Quiz #58

28 May 2003 - by Paul Money

Greetings quiz fans and welcome to another fantastic five where the stars of the game failed to find the favourite play.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #57

21 May 2003 - by Paul Money

Turn off the TV, put out the cat and give these five problems 10 minutes of your undivided attention!

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #56

14 May 2003 - by Paul Money

Gather round and see how you fare with these five little brain-teasers that perplexed some of the top players.

Rating:  4.93

The Village Quiz #55

07 May 2003 - by Paul Money

I actually live in a small Greek village where everyone plays this game. I sometimes try these positions out on the old men in the café and they usually think that my play is laughable!

Rating:  4.91

The Village Quiz #54

30 Apr 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another weekly quiz, where we challenge you with five positions that drew a poor play from a World Class player in real life.

Rating:  5.00

The Village Quiz #53

23 Apr 2003 - by Paul Money

Let's try to puzzle out where and why the stars went wrong in these five positions mishandled in real life play. Come on in and see if you can do better!

Rating:  4.92

The Village Quiz #52

16 Apr 2003 - by Paul Money

Greetings quiz fans. This one completes a year of quizzes! If you've done them all, you should have learned something because I certainly have. Sharpen your wits and let's see how you get on with these five new problems.

Rating:  4.87

The Village Quiz #51

09 Apr 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the weekly quiz, Home of the Howlers from the boards of the best. All of these positions come from live play between strong players. They got them wrong, can you do better at home?

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #50

02 Apr 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the quiz and our Golden Anniversary! Forty-nine weeks of puzzling blunders should have taught us something. So thinking caps on and see if you can figure out these five positions.

Rating:  4.92

The Weekly Quiz #49

26 Mar 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another week of the quiz and another five brain teasers that induced an error from a world-class player in a real match.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #48

19 Mar 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the weekly quiz and a new diet of disasters from the boards of the world's most famous players.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #47

12 Mar 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another week of the Village Quiz. Our teams of ace snoopers have been out in the tournament rooms gathering a fresh crop of blunders straight from the boards of the leading lights.

Rating:  4.93

The Weekly Quiz #46

05 Mar 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz fans, here is your weekly fix of five positions fouled up by the famous in live play. Take some quiet time and see if you can puzzle out what our heroes should be doing.

Rating:  4.54

The Weekly Quiz #45

26 Feb 2003 - by Paul Money

Hello quiz fans, turn off the telly and pile the kids behind the sofa, it's time for five more cracking positions which baffled the world famous.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #44

19 Feb 2003 - by Paul Money

Five more fiendishly difficult positions, or are they? World class stars misplayed these over the board, how will you do?

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #43

12 Feb 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the quiz and another five noteworthy positions bungled by the stars of the game. Let's see if you score a perfect 10.

Rating:  4.88

The Weekly Quiz #42

05 Feb 2003 - by Paul Money

The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is contained here. Well not exactly, but we do have five problems that baffled players on the outer limits of the backgammon galaxy.

Rating:  4.94

The Weekly Quiz #41

29 Jan 2003 - by Paul Money

The word quiz originally had two meanings, an odd-looking person or a monocle! So gather round gammoners and turn your eye-glasses on this quintet of quiz questions.

Rating:  4.83

The Weekly Quiz #40

22 Jan 2003 - by Paul Money

Here is your weekly fix of mistakes made by the great and the good. We try to avoid the bozo blunders and only select positions that have something to teach us.

Rating:  4.73

The Weekly Quiz #39

15 Jan 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome to the quiz. All these positions were played badly when seen in matches between very strong players. Let's see if you can do better!

Rating:  4.91

The Weekly Quiz #38

08 Jan 2003 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz fans, another fine five fouled up by the big stars of backgammon. There's something to learn here for everyone!

Rating:  4.92

The Weekly Quiz #37

01 Jan 2003 - by Paul Money

Greetings quizzers, welcome to the first quiz of the New Year. Down an Alka-Seltzer, clamp a wet towel round the forehead and put some thought into these problems.

Rating:  4.89

The Weekly Quiz #36

25 Dec 2002 - by Paul Money

Seasonal greetings quiz fans! As there are no tournaments or chouette action anywhere, grab a quiet moment away from the telly and see if you can figure these out.

Rating:  4.88

The Weekly Quiz #35

18 Dec 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another little quiz where we look at the sort of problems that face us every day in our matches.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #34

11 Dec 2002 - by Paul Money

Can you do better than a world champion did in a couple of these problems? Come on in and take the test.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #33

04 Dec 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz fans, five more positions that were bungled by top-level players in actual play. Let's see if you can do any better.

Rating:  4.85

The Weekly Quiz #32

27 Nov 2002 - by Paul Money

Old hands know what to expect, for newcomers, each week we pull out five errors from matches between top class opponents and try to learn from their mistakes.

Rating:  4.80

The Weekly Quiz #31

20 Nov 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome to another week of star blunders. Come on in and see if you can score a perfect 10!

Rating:  4.44

The Weekly Quiz #30

13 Nov 2002 - by Paul Money

Another selection of five interesting positions that good players got wrong. Starting with this quiz, rollouts are now done with Snowie 4 Pro.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #29

06 Nov 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome to our weekly look at five errors from matches played by the stars of Backgammon.

Rating:  4.89

The Weekly Quiz #28

30 Oct 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz fans. Old hands know what to expect, but for those who are new, each week we present five positions from matches between strong players where there is a significant and interesting error.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #27

23 Oct 2002 - by Paul Money

Greetings quiz fans, five more blunders from the upper echelons, take a few minutes to look at these and see if there is something to be learned.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #26

16 Oct 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome once again to the quiz, where we take a look at positions mangled by the experts in live play. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Rating:  4.90

The Weekly Quiz #25

09 Oct 2002 - by Paul Money

Let's look at more problems that the stars of backgammon got wrong and see if we can come up with the best solutions for these five new positions.

Rating:  4.86

The Weekly Quiz #24

02 Oct 2002 - by Paul Money

Five nice position problems to test your analytical powers. All from live matches played by top level players so come on in and give them your best shot.

Rating:  4.82

The Weekly Quiz #23

25 Sep 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz fans, to your weekly fix of the fax that fox the stars. All these brought out the worst in the experts who faced them in match play, let's see if you can do better.

Rating:  4.33

The Weekly Quiz #22

18 Sep 2002 - by Paul Money

Five more problems which some pretty decent players mangled at the table, let's see how you do in the quiet of your own home.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #21

11 Sep 2002 - by Paul Money

Twenty-one today, the quiz comes of age. One of the delights of the game is that we can never run out of interesting positions.

Rating:  4.86

The Weekly Quiz #20

04 Sep 2002 - by Paul Money

As usual, a fistful of posers to test your analytical powers, all bungled by those who should know better over the board.

Rating:  4.73

The Weekly Quiz #19

28 Aug 2002 - by Paul Money

Welcome quiz hounds, five more juicy ones fresh from the field, where top class players failed to dig up the right play.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #18

21 Aug 2002 - by Paul Money

Hello quiz fans, here's your weekly dose of the everyday and the strange. The usual famous five, all fouled up by top performers in real play.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #17

14 Aug 2002 - by Paul Money

Headaches from banging your noggin against the computer screen when those tough positions arise? Paul's quiz can do that too, but at least he provides the answers with rollouts to improve the health of your game. Helmet not included.

Rating:  4.62

The Weekly Quiz #16

07 Aug 2002 - by Paul Money

Come on in and test your talent with Paul's five latest positions. Avoid the blunders others have made with these and you can proudly declare that you're a World Class player!

Rating:  4.58

The Weekly Quiz #15

31 Jul 2002 - by Paul Money

Paul finds the positions that were mangled by experts and brings them to you to test your prowess on the triangle-laden battlefield. Will anyone ever score a perfect 10?

Rating:  4.89

The Weekly Quiz #14

24 Jul 2002 - by Paul Money

Paul keeps those challenging position problems coming with this very popular weekly quiz. If you score a perfect 10 Paul will bless you with a World Class rating!

Rating:  4.87

The Weekly Quiz #13

17 Jul 2002 - by Paul Money

Five new problems positions to heighten your backgammon instincts and get you on the right track to a higher skill level. Come on in and try to tally up that always-elusive 10 point score.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #12

10 Jul 2002 - by Paul Money

Time for another bunch of interesting positions that the big players got wrong. Can you get them right?

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #11

03 Jul 2002 - by Paul Money

Has anyone ever scored a perfect 10 in Paul's noggin-busting position problems? Well, maybe once or twice but we don't hear them shouting about it too often. Pop in to see if you can.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #10

26 Jun 2002 - by Paul Money

Now celebrating its tenth week on GammonVillage, Paul Money's quizzes have become a very popular feature. Are you ready for your latest dose of skill-testing position problems? Can you score the ultimate 10/10? We dare you to try...

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #9

19 Jun 2002 - by Paul Money

Sharpen your skills with these five position problems in our weekly quiz and learn the reasons behind the right move that expert players blundered.

Rating:  4.82

The Weekly Quiz #8

12 Jun 2002 - by Paul Money

Paul keeps the weekly brainteasers coming with five new positions to ponder. Come and blunder along - or show us that you're a pro!

Rating:  4.83

The Weekly Quiz #7

05 Jun 2002 - by Paul Money

Time for your weekly dosage of position problems. These are situations in which actual top class players erred during match play, so come on in and see if you can figure out the right play.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #6

29 May 2002 - by Paul Money

Take a moment to test your skill with these five interesting position problems and see if you agree with our expert's choices to score a perfect 10.

Rating:  4.78

The Weekly Quiz #5

22 May 2002 - by Paul Money

Hone your skills and learn from an expert player with our weekly backgammon quiz. Can you get a perfect score of 10? Give it a shot...

Rating:  4.71

The Weekly Quiz #4

15 May 2002 - by Paul Money

We have redesigned The Weekly Quiz! Come on in to check out Paul's latest mind benders with the all-new format and post your views on the strategy. This series will now be published every Wednesday.

Rating:  4.73

The Weekly Quiz #3

04 May 2002 - by Paul Money

Get on your thinking cap and come on in to try Paul's five latest position problems. Have a chocolate bar standing by but don't let it melt in your hand.

Rating:  5.00

The Weekly Quiz #2

27 Apr 2002 - by Paul Money

Here's the second of Paul's new quiz series. Come on in and go for it! Try your luck at five puzzling positions to see if you can score a perfect 10!

Rating:  4.58

The Weekly Quiz #1

19 Apr 2002 - by Paul Money

Come and test your skill each week with five brain-teasing Backgammon problems in a new series presented by expert Paul Money.

Rating:  4.60
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