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As advertised in the title, these are advanced topics, presented well.

Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1 : Positional Play

Farshid Farbassi marked it as to-read Apr 26, Prime Games, and Back Games. It would have taken players days or weeks to roll out positions in the 80s.

Robertie’s Advanced Backgammon, Vols.

I don’t think any book is really necessary these days. Daniel rated it really liked it May 08, I just learned more from his books than any of my other backgammon tomes.

Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1, by Bill Robertie

Passepartout rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Advanced Backgammon I would prefer hollow white checkers. Just a moment while we sign you in to roberte Goodreads account. For me, it was well worth it.

Originally Posted by djk so, if one has already read modern backgammon, do the advanced backgammon volumes provide any new insights that still hold davanced today? Does any one know of an errata for these books? They use cross-hatched checkers and points that are occassionally reproduced a bit lighter than they should be. Todd Kennedy added it Apr 30, Find Threads Started by Tuee.


Originally Posted by Robertie ‘Modern BG’ was written later, inand it addressed the problem that a lot of us were discovering after we’d played with Snowie for a few years. No one has that kind of time.

It doesn’t really decrease the value of the book though, just don’t take all advice as gospel. Ruben is currently reading it Jan 25, His other books include Lee Genud vs.

Joe Dwek and Reno It aims to raise the reader’s game to expert level in a series of problems about half chequer arvanced and half cube decisions that cover positional topics such as the opening and the five point, and technical topics such as holding games and bearing off.

William Robertie, Arlington, MA.

Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1 : Positional Play by Bill Robertie

Still sounds about right. Marc Olsen rated it liked it Mar 24, Even now, nearly a decade into the computer era, no other book is like it.


Robertie’s analysis is quite deep and extensive, requiring much time to think about. Modern Backgammon Bill Robertie In an era when the prevailing wisdom was that hand rollouts of cube actions were useless because of the many thousands of trials one would need to produce a reliable result, Robertie took a different perspective: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Madison added it May 25, The content is first rate. Open Preview See a Problem? Robertie was well ahead of his time. Paperbackpages. I have a library of close to 50 backgammon books I purchased in the early eighties.

In fact, I read them twice, cover to cover, and I’ve just started again at the beginning. Find Threads Started by Robertie. It’s all you can do, anyway. Binding is just glue; no sewn pages here. Discussion of anything related to backgammon: Trivia About Advanced Backgamm His first book, Lee Genud vs Joe Dwek, an account biill the World Championship Match, has been called by many the best backgammon match book ever written.