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  Authors Heyken, Enno
  Fischer, Martin B.
  Title The Backgammon Handbook
  Cover Cover
  Year 1990
  Pages 232
  Publisher Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, GB
  Binding Hardcover (with dustjacket)
  ISBN 1852234024
  Language English
  Remarks English translation of the German book Das Backgammon Handbuch by John Littlewood.
  From the same Author Das Backgammon Handbuch, 1989 [The German, original version of this book]
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  Book Reviews "The two best introductory books are Paul Magriel's 'Backgammon' and Enno Heyken's and Martin B. Fischer's 'The Backgammon Handbook'. [..]
The advantages of 'The Backgammon Handbook' are, first, like (Magriel's) 'Backgammon', it systematically elucidates backgammon strategy; second, it contains the complete score, with some annotations, of the very illuminating, 26-game match between two-time World Backgammon Champion and leading backgammon theorist Bill Robertie and now-inactive international master Nack Ballard (Reno, 1987) that the former described as '...perhaps the most interesting one I've ever played in my life!'; and third, it is still in print with a publication price of about $35.
Its disadvantages are, first, Heyken - though an International Master in chess - does not have an international backgammon rating, and Fischer does not have a master rating in backgammon; second, it contains only about 60% as much text as 'Backgammon', while not being significantly terser; and third, the authors' lack of qualifications is evidenced in some of their misleading and/or naive analyses." – John Bazigos, July 1993