Joined: 17 Aug 2006
| Post subject: New Backgammon Book--Excellent Reading
|I have just finished reading "Backgammon Problems" by Michael Corbett and highly recommend it for all serious backgammon players.
Mike is a world class player, always in the top 32 in the world, winner of many tournaments. I know him personally and have discussed many positions with him...he's one of the most intelligent and creative thinkers in the game.
The book is much more than just a random study of positions...the way Mike investigates these positions gives the reader insight into the intricacies of backgammon which helps the reader understand what we should really do over the board.
In addition, Mike provides insight into the working of backgammon computer programs, particularly Snowie, so that we can better understand how to use these programs to help us, and just as important, why those programs aren't always helpful.
But the book is even more than that...it just might be the funniest backgammon book ever written, as Mike provides vignettes and words of wit and wisdom on many other subjects...many of which have a loose connection with backgammon....but some are just plain fun if you are a wordsmith or interested in clever observations. Thanks to Mike I have a much increased and fun backgammon vocabulary.
In other words, BUY THE DARN BOOK!
You can order the book from Carol Cole at
Or you can Call Carol at 810-232-9731 or email at email@example.com.
The price is $31 plus shipping ($5 in US, $9 Canada and Mexico, and $11 air mail overseas).