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  Autor (Name, Vorname) Magriel, Paul
  Titel Backgammon
  Cover Cover
  Jahr 1976 / 1997 / 2004
  Seiten xii+404
  Verlag 1976: Quadrangle/The NY Times Books Co., New York
1997: X-22 Publishing
2004: Clock & Rose Press, Harwich Port, MA, USA
  Bindung 1976 und 2004: Hardcover (mit Schutzumschlag)
1997: Softcover
  ISBN 1976: 0812906152
1997: ohne
2004: 1593860277
  Sprache Englisch
  Anmerkungen 1. Die Bibel des Backgammon !

2. 1976 nur als gebundene Ausgabe herausgegeben. Neuauflage 1997 - inhaltlich unverändert - als Paperback. Einziger Unterschied: Im Orginal von 1976 sind die Checker in den Positionsdiagrammen grün (X) und schwarz (O) anstelle von ausschließlich schwarzer Darstellung in der Neuauflage. Die Neuauflage von 2004 wurde von Magriels Ex-Frau, Renée Magriel-Roberts herausgegeben und enthält ein Vorwort von ihr, sowie eine kurze Biographie über Paul Magriel.

3. siehe auch: Leseempfehlungen
  Vom selben Autor An Introduction To Backgammon, 1978
The Game of Backgammon, 1973
  Rezensionen "The best introduction to the game. Covers basic checker play very well. If you read and thoroughly understand this book, you'll play a decent game. Weaknesses--skimpy treatment of the doubling cube." – Marty Storer, rec.games.backgammon, May 1992

"When Magriel wrote the book he was undoubtedly the best player in the world and was the first person to try to explain the fundamental principles of the game. Until his book was written, the only books available went no further than explaining the opening moves. What makes it so good?
In essence, it clearly explains how to play good backgammon in a way that no book before or since has quite matched. Having defined the rules and the basic game types it explains with excellent examples the principles of duplication and diversification, and the strength of the 5-point [..]. It lays out rules for when to play boldly and when to play safe, when to split your back men and when not to split them. Many other basic (and some not so basic) backgammon concepts are explained. In 400 pages the author leads the reader on the journey from complete novice to competent player.
The one area of the game which the book covers only lightly is doubling, but even here there are some gems." – Chris Bray, in 'Backgammon - An Independent View', 1998