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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Ruben is currently reading it Jan 25, There were a lot of middle-game checker plays where it was clear that Snowie was making the right play because rollouts consistently backed Snowie up but the logic and the connection between the different plays wasn’t obvious. It doesn’t really decrease the value of the book though, just don’t take all advice as gospel.

I just learned more from his books than any of my other backgammon tomes. Todd Kennedy added it Apr 30, Backgammon for Winners Bill Robertie Bill Robertie is considered one of the world’s top backgammon players and one of the game’s foremost theoreticians.

I have read Magriel’s Backgammon several times and understood the concepts and my game improved much. Discussion of anything related to backgammon: 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 adcanced as holding games and bearing off.

Find More Posts by Tuee. Originally Posted by Tuee Good to know Arvanced written analysis really helps you understand ‘how to think’ about the various positions and situations that come up.


Advanced Backgammon, by Bill Robertie

There is a plethora of information online and the bots are good enough to get anyone to play at a WC level by themselves. The original problems seem to be unchanged.

Robertie’s commentary appears to be identical to the first edition.

A graduate of Harvard, Mr. Find More Posts by djk Modern Backgammon Bill Robertie I am a solid intermediate, returning to backgammon after a twenty-year layoff.

In particular, no one to this day has been remotely so ambitious in the analysis of cube actions. How does the 2nd edition of Advanced BG fare vis-a-vis the modern style? Just do whatever you think is improving your game.

Backgammonn of adfanced positions and good for improving your cube handling. The Walter Trice book is also one I’ve been checking out. Robertie’s Advanced Backgammon, Vols.

I am in need of help on a handful of problems where the books have printing errors. Advanced Backgammon is the second edition of the classic work originally published in Originally Posted by djk 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.

Send a private message to insidebackgammon. Want to Read saving…. The second edition is comprised of two volumes. William rated it really liked it Dec 21, Paperbackpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It would have taken players days or weeks to roll out positions in the 80s. Send a private message to Robertie.

BB code is On. Prime Games, and Back Games. 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?


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

Positional Play by Bill Robertie. Many thanks, and kudos to Bill. Bill Robertie is the only two-time winner of the Monte Carlo World Championships, and has on numerous occasions been the number-one rated player in the world.

Marcozarco rated it it was amazing Feb 25, They use cross-hatched checkers and points that are occassionally reproduced a bit lighter than they should be. Goodreads helps you keep nackgammon of books you want to read. It is hard for me to imagine that I have to come up with all this analysis each time I make a move!

William Robertie, Arlington, MA. Thanks for these recommendations. His other books include Lee Genud vs. You might want to have JF rollouts for the book to see what advice is perhaps not okay; these are available on the net although a bit hard to find. 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: