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Holding Game Guru, by Jacob "Stick" Rice

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Master What Matters!

A holding game is probably the most common type of position any backgammon game will develop into.

So does it matter more if you can handle the cube with ease in the most esoteric and mysterious positions or will you gain more by completely MASTERING the common positions?

The answer is of course easy. Get the core of the game right - and your game will be SOLID.

Get the Big Picture and the Smallest Details

In this book, GM Jacob "Stick" Rice takes you on a comprehensive tour of the holding game. And he does so in his entertaining writing style!

He breaks down the holding game into its smallest parts but also leaves you with the big picture.

In the book you’ll get:

  • 300 holding game positions with Grandmaster analysis
  • 10 essential reference positions
  • 4 core holding game rule positions
  • An entertaining writing style
  • A perfect chance to lower your PR consistently and considerably

Become a Guru of the Holding Game

His style of writing and teaching makes it feel almost effortless to become a true expert, or “Guru” if you like, of the holding game!

Backgammon Grandmaster and Backgammon Galaxy CEO Marc Olsen:

”I thought I could not improve in this part of my game. But Jacob’s book added some nuances and great reference positions to my game. In my opinion, every player no matter their level, should read this book, and will easily add a lot of new knowledge and skills.”

About the Author

GM Jacob “Stick” Rice is a veteran of the game. Before taking a hiatus from backgammon to play other games professionally, Stick was a world-renowned Grandmaster, who was a top pick in the legendary “Denmark versus the World” matches.

In truth, he never really left backgammon but didn’t hit the spotlight for some years.

Now he is making a public re-emergence with this stellar title!

Basic Information

Pages: 217

ISBN: 978-87-973336-1-7

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Grant Hoffman

A well written book on a neglected but essential topic.

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Max

Very good book: concise, efficient, easy to read

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Rumen Rasheev

Stick is one of favorite authors and characters in BG world :). Everything he writes for backgammon is pure gold. The book will be very useful for me - what I miss are examples for score oriented cubes. The Galaxy Shop Service I found reliable. Thanks!

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Andreas Johannes Sauseng

Everything Fine - Good work with Good insights!

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Lawrence Jones

A nice book with interesting positions and good explanations