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The Backgammon Book by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

The Backgammon Book by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

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The Backgammon Book by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford is a 224-page hardcover published in 1970 by Galahad Books.  The dust jacket has a small stain on the front cover but is otherwise in very good condition.  Inside, the pages are crisp and clean and the binding is tight.

Book Summary

Here is the basic and authoritative book on how to play backgammon--for fun and for money--and how to win.  Easily played by a ten-year-old, backgammon has also challenged great game-players for over two thousand years, and never more than today.

Now two of the world's greatest players have written the most complete guide yet, certain to become the one essential book for both novice and expert.  Illustrated with almost a hundred large, clear diagrams, the book provides a step-by-step account of how to play, from setting up the board and the crucial opening moves, to the finer points of the middle and end game, and much more.  Throughout there are many illustrated step-by-step sample games and analyses, revealing crucial points of strategy by two master players.  Included also is a long introduction on backgammon's ancient origins and long history, and there are amusing and revealing stories about some modern games and players.  Rare prints and drawings, pictures of antique and modern tables and boards, and candid photographs of leading tournament players accompany the text.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  69-12250

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