The Zizka Method - Dominating Backgammon Through Storytelling, by Zdenek Zizka
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Understand Any Position
The Zizka Method teaches you how to handle any situation in backgammon like a world class player.
In the book Grand Master Zdenek Zizka carefully and elegantly teaches you his storytelling approach to backgammon, which is a general method that will transform the way you understand the game.
The game of backgammon has evolved a lot since the invention of computer analysis.
This has given way to many pragmatic rules as humans try to learn from the feedback from the computer. But do you really understand the game if you only use these rules of thumb?
Zdenek Zizka doesn’t shy away from computer analysis, but he uses it in a more old school human approach to the game.
His method forces you to THINK about backgammon again, in a way you might not be used to, which will leave you more curious and excited about the game.
He will ask you to tell the story behind positions, and gives you the building blocks to be able to do so on your own.
Dominate the hardest positions & Lower Your PR
The Zizka Method is especially fruitful for a backgammon player when it comes to the hardest positions. As you know, many situations in the game are easy and we can solve them with no effort.
But the game is interesting, because we encounter difficult and even impossible backgammon puzzles.
These puzzles are what lead to huge blunders and kills your performance rating.
The Zizka storytelling method is amazingly effective in tackling these impossible positions. With practice you will be able to see a drastic improvement in your game and your PR average!
Backgammon From A to Z
Since Zizka teaches you his general approach to backgammon you will learn about all aspects of the game and how he applies his storytelling technique in:
- Opening theory
- End-game theory
- Cube Actions
- And much more
Secrets Revealed: Sokrates and Falafel
Sokrates is one of the worlds most famous philosophers. But do you know he never wrote down any of his teachings? It wasn’t until his pupil Plato published his own works that the knowledge and method of Sokrates was made famous.
A synonymous situation has occurred with Zdenek Zizka and his famous teacher Mike “Falafel” Natanzon. Falafel never published any of his ideas or methods to the world, but his style and method is finally seeing public light through his brilliant pupil Zdenek Zizka.
Tell the Story and Transform Your Game
Don’t just boost your game - tell the story and transform it! Buy the book today to get hold of this essential classic.
Size: 6x9 inches
Published by: Backgammon Galaxy
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Enjoyed the book very much, hope to play him and take him down one day
Backgammon Galaxy is the best of the best. The Zizka method is a new knowledge experience in backgammon literature.
Well written. Interesting concepts.
Good for all levels of play
I'm almost through with the first reading of Zdenek's book - and there is certainly something to like.
When ZZ was expert during the UBC-final between Mochy and Hideaki, he came on to me as one of the experts who gave me the most to my backpack.
I am especially fond of his way of thought - expressed in: "In which future will this move be benificial..." - and that's what he's performing here in "The Zizka Method".
I believe his work will be a positive factor in my line of thought when I play in the future, and for that plus his approach I salute him and the book.
On the not so positive side, I find the book to cheaply made - for roughly 65$ I expect a better product. That aside, it's the content that matters.
The book seems to have been written quite fast and I do not get the impression, that it has been worked through. Pos-68 and 69 are identical - but have different analysis and conclusions - likewise for pos. 88/89
Zizka touches down here and there and say clever stuff, which is great. The book gives an overall approach to look at the game - which is really helpful.
I might be more than happy ½ a year from now - but do make proofreading before you send a book out.
Let's not be hasty.
Thanks anyway and I do recommend the read.