Advanced Backgammon: Vol. 1, Positional Play [Bill Robertie] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1 has 12 ratings and 0 reviews: Published March 28th by Gammon Pr, pages, Paperback. I have just finished reading both volumes of Advanced Backgammon by Bill Robertie. What a great read! Please, be aware I have no financial.

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Still sounds about right. The graphics are only so-so. I am a solid intermediate, returning to backgammon after a twenty-year layoff. The Middle Game 5. Zach marked it as to-read Apr 18, Find More Posts by Tuee.

Does any one know of an errata for these books? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Find Threads Started by Robertie. In particular, no one to this day has been remotely so ambitious in the analysis of cube actions. Lots of interesting positions and good for improving your cube handling. Among these, Robertie’s work jumps immediately to the top echelon.

I think I’ll worry about working on the more technical aspects of the game later, as it seems developing my middle game checker play is far more important right now.

Advanced Backgammon, by 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: Of course I owe the vast majority of that to playing against GNU; but Advanced Backgammon was one of the key works that shaped my thinking.


I am in need of help on a handful of problems where the books have printing errors. Send a private message to insidebackgammon.

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Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1 : Positional Play

BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 18, Robertie’s commentary appears to be identical to the first edition. Backgammon Forum hosted by Bill Robertie. Goodreads helps backga,mon keep track of books you want to read.

Popescu Nelu rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Please, be aware I have no financial stake in Robertie’s work. Now there are total. A graduate of Harvard, Mr. Farshid Farbassi marked it as to-read Apr 26, It aims to raise the reader’s game to expert level in a series of problems about half chequer play 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.

Robertie was well ahead of his time.

Originally Posted by djk I have a library of close to 50 backgammon books I purchased in the early eighties. Send a private message to atrifix. His first book, Lee Genud vs Joe Dwek, an account of the World Championship Match, has been backgammo by many the best backgammon match book ever written.

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Reno Bill Robertie Many thanks, and kudos to Bill. Action Doubles and Crunch Positions 9.

Open Preview See a Problem? Paperbackpages. Modern Backgammon Bill Robertie Brandon Wiant rated it it was amazing Mar 18, But Advanced Backgammon seems to be too difficult for me. Even now, nearly a decade into the computer era, no other book is like it.

You might want to have JF rollouts for the bilp to see what advice is perhaps not okay; these are available on the net although a bit hard to find. I have read Magriel’s Backgammon several times and understood the concepts and my game improved much.

Send a private message to djk Find More Posts by insidebackgammon. Marcozarco rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Poker Players – Streaming Live Online. Some of Robertie’s problems take minutes to solve but in FIBS people start swearing at you if you take 20 seconds. My perspective on the game would have been a lot different if I hadn’t read it.