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A Backgammon Book for Gabriel (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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Most of this book is occupied by a long annotated match, but there is still a large dose of theoretical essays and practical advice to the dicelorn.
...But Only the Hogs Win Backgammons (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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This book contains the usual mix of material. The shorter of the two annotated matches it contains is unique in pitting a 1990 computer backgammon program against an amateur human opponent. A section... More > at the end pays special attention to tournament rules and procedures, including a complete set of tournament rules upon which no significant improvement has been made in more than a decade-and-a-half since their formulation.< Less
Wonderful World of Backgammon (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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Miss Lonelyblots continues to answer the letters of characters said by Barclay Cooke to "rival Victor Mollo’s menagerie" while expanding on both elementary and advanced concepts of... More > backgammon.< Less
Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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A backgammon treatise covering all aspects of the game, including a pioneering chapter on the doubling cube and its use in match play, and introducing characters who write complaining letters to Miss... More > Lonelyblots. Wrote noted backgammon author Barclay Cooke: "this book puts all others to shame."< Less
The Dice Conquer All (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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The dice conquer all, including the most skillful players, because they are loaded and manipulated by backgammon cheaters. This book exposes the ring of cheaters that infested backgammon in the early... More > 1980s, naming names and describing techniques. However, most of the book is devoted to long annotated matches.< Less
Long Road to Gammon (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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The longer of the two annotated matches that form the bulk of this book was a final match of an international tournament in which the author provided a running commentary via closed-circuit... More > television. A smattering of new theoretical material and analysis of problems completes the rest of the book, but for the first time, Miss Lonelyblots does not appear at all.< Less
Meanwhile, Back at the Chouette (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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This book continues in the same vein as its two predecessors, with a heavy dose of Miss Lonelyblots’ advice to the dicelorn. Notably, it contains Danny's favorite chapter, a letter to Miss... More > Lonelyblots from William of Ockham, and a review of a book by Gaby Horowitz, who put his then-wife Marcia Clark (of O.J. Simpson trial fame) through law school by his winnings while cheating at backgammon, that exposes Horowitz’s cheating as well as his bad doubling theories.< Less
How Can I Keep from Dancing? (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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An editor at Simon and Schuster requested “a book like Paul Magriel’s” to compete with a rival publisher. A list of books by “Paul Magriel” reveals that most are about... More > the dance. Coincidentally, “dancing” is a colloquial term for failing to enter from the bar, something that is seldom good for a backgammon player. As the author finds less and less new theory to discover and explain, this book introduces annotated matches in which established theories are applied.< Less
Is There Life After Backgammon? (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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This book includes a discussion of the claims about “psychic” influences on the dice, and a correct version of the Crawford Rule that has yet to be implemented even today, some 24 years... More > after its formulation.< Less
Double-Sixes from the Bar (Paperback) By Danny Kleinman
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A fourth book in the series, with some new charts showing winning chances and cube thresholds in races. Includes an account of the 1981 Plimpton Cup tournament.