pub. 2013, pages 183.
by Chris Bray
(price UK: £25.00, EU/Europe: €31.00, Denmark: kr 230.00)
About the book:
‘The Wind of Change’ is the fourth anthology in the Wind Series and covers Chris’s articles from The Independent for the years from 2010-2012.
Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent and has been playing and studying the game for over thirty years. In this anthology of his most recent Independent articles he traces the further development of many aspects of the game.
The game continues to evolve and the last twenty years have seen a period of rapid development in the game. This is largely because of the advent of backgammon computer programs JellyFish, Snowie and, most recently, eXtreme Gammon. Consequently the modern expert player is light years ahead of his 1990s counterpart.
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. The timeless characters that make up Chris’s menagerie continue to paint a vibrant picture of life in the high stakes chouette. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are also on hand to lend instruction and for this book Jeeves and Wooster have joined the party as well.
Chris's articles are targeted at a broad range of players and everyone from casual player to the expert will improve their game by studying the diverse positions in this book.