A Backgammon Bible
The Theory of Backgammon is a comprehensive, meticulous and sharply insightful examination of the theoretical structure which underlies all aspects of the game. Moving from a careful development of necessary concepts to a wide-ranging, novel approach to advanced topics and problems, the book presents the intricate complexities of backgammon in surprising clarity. Along the way, the Theory of Backgammon offers groundbreaking insight into what gives rise to optimal checker play and cube decisions, and how to find them over the board.
Quote from the author:
"I wanted to write the book that I myself would have needed to speed up my learning process when I started playing backgammon again in 2017."
Who is the author Dirk Schiemann?
G1 grandmaster Dirk Schiemann was born in Dinslaken Germany in 1970 and started to play backgammon tournaments at the age of 19. While studying mathematics at the University of Dortmund in the mid-nineties, he began traveling to international tournaments and became a professional backgammon player. Between 1999 and 2005 Dirk was among the top ten Giants of Backgammon, reaching number 3 Giant in 2003.
In 2004 he took a break from backgammon, moved to Costa Rica, and became a professional poker player for almost 10 years. Back in Germany in 2017, Dirk picked up his backgammon career and started traveling to tournaments. In 2018 he became World Team Champion with Germany and won the Bahamas Invitational. In 2019 he won the Porta Nigra Invitational in Trier and in 2021 the UBC Contender tournament.
Dirk is now giving private backgammon lessons and can be found playing backgammon online on Backgammon Galaxy.
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