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Open Preview See a Problem? Di marked it as to-read Sep 23, Popescu Nelu rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Originally Posted by Tuee. Backgammon hindsight, did Advanced Backgammon help structure my thinking into the player that I am now, or hinder my development by providing me with incorrect reference positions? 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 have just finished reading both volumes of Advanced Backgammon by Bill Robertie. Originally Posted by Tuee Good to know Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

My perspective on the game would have been a lot different if I hadn’t read it. Be the first to ask a question about Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1.

Computers are able to get the right answer the vast majority of the time just on analysis, and on top of that they can perform rollouts of a few thousand games in a matter of hours.

But Advanced Backgammon seems to be too difficult for me. Originally Posted by Robertie What is a completist?


Despite that it is a very valuable book. I’m not his brother, cousin, or even a dreaded in-law. Find More Posts by Tuee. In particular, no one to this day has been remotely so ambitious in the analysis of cube actions.

Advanced Backgammon Vol. 1 : Positional Play by Bill Robertie (1993, Paperback)

There are good discussions on specific issues and reference positions, etc. Originally Posted by djk so, if one has already read modern backgammon, do the advanced backgammon volumes provide any new insights that still hold true today? Kaj Lampio rated it liked it Mar 25, Send a private message to djk Find Threads Started by Robertie. 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.

Philip Kromer rated it it was ok Jul 29, Was it updated from the first printing?

I don’t think any book is really necessary these days. Discussion of anything related to backgammon: Odds and Ends A. As advertised in the title, these are advanced topics, presented well.

Just do whatever you think is improving your game. In fact, I read them twice, cover to cover, and I’ve just started again at the beginning.

Eobertiepages. No one has that kind of time.

Advanced Backgammon, Volume 1, by Bill Robertie

Send a private message to insidebackgammon. A systems analyst by profession, he lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. This book is not yet featured bull Listopia. Action Doubles and Crunch Positions 9.


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Originally Posted by djk Madison added it May 25, I am in need of help on a advacned of problems where the books have printing errors. The second edition is a major upgrade, having added something close to new problems in addition to the original I’ll never know, I guess, but I can’t imagine having not read it. A graduate of Harvard, Mr.

Prime Games, sdvanced Back Games. I have not read the original, so I can only pass on what I’ve read by others. How does the 2nd edition of Advanced BG fare vis-a-vis the modern style?

Advanced Backgammon, by Bill Robertie

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Advanced Backgammon is the second edition of the classic work originally published in It doesn’t really decrease the value of the book though, just don’t take all advice as gospel. Backgmamon now, nearly a decade into the computer era, no other book is like it. He is the editor of the bimonthly magazine, Inside Backgammon. Marcozarco rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Find More Posts by Robertie.

In particular, no one to this day has been remotely so ambitious in the analysis of cube actions.