New Kid on the Block

by Steve Sax
21 January 2010

Steve Sax

In September 2007 in Madison Wisconsin, I played a young first timer for the ABT, 23 year old Matt Cohn-Geier. He beat me on an 8 cube by rolling doubles on the last shake, in front of a packed audience (half a dozen or so) and thus the legend began.

Matt is from Evanston, Illinois and previous to his interest in backgammon, he was a competitive chess player who played at an expert level with a rating around 1950. He had played chess from about the age of 15 until around 21, when he found backgammon and abandoned chess for his new obsession. In his climb from obscurity to one of the world's best backgammon players, he lists several authors and influences which helped to mold his game to the level he has attained today.

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