Alex Eshaghian is a Master backgammon player who started playing as a child. He has a passion for improving his knowledge by analyzing the game.
Have you ever played a backgame in backgammon? Although uncommon, the backgame is arguably the most complex and fascinating type of game. The strategies are counterintuitive because they are often the opposite of traditional forward backgammon games. There has not been much in the literature about the topic of backgames. Until now. Backgammon Backgame Strategies is the most comprehensive work on backgames written thus far. You will learn the strategies specific for backgames, giving you a big edge against opponents.
Contains a wealth of information:
Strategies for checker play
Over 500 positions
Hundreds of rollout data
Theory of equity, winning percentage, and cube action
“In this book about backgames, you can learn what it took me 20 years to understand.”
Masayuki Mochizuki, Two-time World Champion, Six Time Number 1 Backgammon Giant, and USBGF Hall-of-Famer
“Playing and defending against backgames are among the more difficult skills to develop. Alex shows you the essential concepts that are crucial to playing these positions. His book will help everyone improve their backgame play, from novices to world-class players.”
Joe Russell, World Champion and USBGF Hall-of-Famer
“Though backgames are uncommon, strategies are counterintuitive and lead to frequent and significant equity errors. Alex’s deep and comprehensive analysis reveals how to gain a solid edge in these games.”
Wilcox Snellings, Two-time Number 1 Backgammon Giant and Backgammon Legend
“Backgammon Backgame Strategies is a unique book since precious little has been written about backgames. I've learned lots from just reading the manuscript, and certainly look forward to learning for years from this marvelous book.”
Neil Kazaross, USBGF Hall-of-Famer and Backgammon Legend