Well Matched

by Jake Jacobs
22 October 2013

Jake Jacobs

The Japanese have the sensible habit of wearing surgical masks whenever they have a cold (or when they worry that you do).

Minakami Tsuyoshi, playing at the Chicago Backgammon Open under the nom de guerre Minak, arrived in Chicago with a cold, but luckily brought along a healthy supply of prophylactic face wear.

He had a very successful tournament, leaving a trail of defeated opponents asking: "Who was that masked man?"

Minak playing Petko

He and I played a number of matches over the weekend. The following positions come from a nine-point match we played in the playoffs of the Chicago Open.

Black (Jake) leads 1-0 to 9

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