by Jake Jacobs
10 May 2016
There was a new event at the recent backgammon tournament in Las Vegas: Paskogammon. The brainchild of Phil Simborg as its name suggests, it was inspired by legendary player Jim Pasko. Many years ago Jim used to play a proposition with Kumar Motakhasses called "Snake." Snake was essentially a massive backgame. Ever since Jim has made the study of backgames his specialty. He once managed to get all fifteen men sent back in a game against me, and while he lost both matches that we played, that game made his weekend.
Paskogammon is played without a doubling cube, but gammons and backgammons count. Each player plays the Black side once, and if there is a tie a third game is played. Here is the set up.
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