First published 1996, pages 336. 2nd. edition 2000.
by Hal Heinrich and Kit Woolsey.
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previously untouched ground.
About the book:
New Ideas In Backgammon is the first collection of backgammon problems that
has been extensively verified using computer analysis. Assisted by the neural network
technology of the worlds top backgammon program, Jellyfish, Kit Woolsey and
Hal Heinrich have assembled a collection that tests the ability of even the best human
players. Each of the 104 problems is taken from an actual tournament match in which a
world-class player made a serious error. Woolsey and Heinrich explain the positions in
lucid terms, pointing out the experts error, and showing what play should have been
made. New Ideas In Backgammon is a groundbreaking work that is certain to
improve the play of every reader, from beginner to grandmaster.
Kit Woolsey has long been recognized as one of the worlds top backgammon players,
commentators and authors. Among his many backgammon victories was first prize in the Reno
Masters Tournament in 1988. He is the author of four other books, including the
best-selling How to Play Tournament Backgammon. Hes also a world-class
bridge player and the winner of several national and world championships.
Hal Heinrich is Canadas top backgammon player and has been considered one of the
worlds best for nearly a decade. He won the Monte Carlo World Championship in 1990.
His other major tournament results include a second-place finish in World Cup III (1992)
and first place in the Las Vegas Open of 1994. He has worked as a computer consultant in
Calgary for the last 15 years and actively maintains the worlds largest database of