pub. 2007, pages 267.
by Chris Bray
(price UK: £25.00, EU/Europe: €31.00, Denmark: kr 230.00)
About the book:
Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent newspaper in London and has been playing and studying the game for nearly thirty years. In this anthology, which includes some of his most recent newspaper articles, he traces the development of on-line play and looks at many other aspects of the game.
The game of backgammon is changing rapidly, and in the five years since the publication of Chris’s last book “What Colour is the Wind?” the spread of broadband connectivity has driven unprecedented growth in backgammon on the Internet. Backgammon playing computer programs, such as
Snowie™, JellyFish™ and gnubg, are helping players of all strengths to develop their game.
The material in this book covers not only the development of backgammon theory but also looks at the history of the game including some of its more famous and colourful players. Several new players, including the Dowager Duchess, have joined his menagerie to help to paint a graphic picture of life in the high stakes chouette – the very lifeblood of backgammon.
Chris’s articles are targeted at a broad range of players and everyone from the casual player to the expert will improve their game by studying the diverse positions in this book.