Chess games of Bill Robertie, career statistics, famous victories, opening repertoire, PGN download, discussion, and more. Read our biography of author Bill Robertie including a list of poker books published by Two Plus Two. Bill Robertie is a master in chess, backgammon and . “I highly recommend the book. Bill does an excellent job of recognizing, naming and explaining those features of bot play that have so influenced the modern.

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Bill does an excellent job of recognizing, naming and explaining those features of bot play that have so influenced the modern game.

Plus there are lots of diagrams, a whole set of illustrative problems with solutions, and a full annotation of a 25 point match between Nack Ballard and Jerry Grandell. He’s created four guiding principles for the game, and the illustrated positions and the fully analyzed match are really roberttie chosen. I learned a ton from it and could immediately see a difference in my play.


Backgammon for Winners, by Bill Robertie

Robertie develops four thematic concepts: Each concept has its own chapter and illustrative examples. There is an additional chapter of very difficult problems and finally an annotated pt match between Nack Ballard and Jerry Grandell to see the concepts applied in a real-life situation.

Robertie sprinkles his new book with some of the best advice and aphorisms that robrtie and Kent Goulding published in their now defunct magazine Inside Backgammon.

This book is essential reading for anyone serious about developing their game. Illustrative Match About the Gammon Press. Backgammon theory was altered substantially in the decade of the s by the advent of backgammon programs based on neural networks. Modern Backgammon explains the new underlying theory of the game, illustrated with hundreds of useful examples.

Advanced Backgammon, by Bill Robertie

The checker play of the neural nets is governed by a relative small set of broad general principles. These principles are not unique to backgammon. In slightly modified form, they govern piece play in other board games, like chess and go.

In even more generalized forms, they operate in larger arenas like robeetie and war.


All of these activities share a common theme: How can a player maximize the effectiveness of a small set of resources, when confronted by an opponent with the same goal? The focus of this book is how to play better backgammon. The principles outlines here govern only checker play.


They have nothing to do with cube action, and in fact there are no cube problems in the book until the illustrative match in Chapter 7. Bill Robertie is a two-time winner of the Monte Carlo World Championships, as well as many other major tournaments around the world.

For eight years he edited the journal of backgammon theory, Inside Backgammon. William Robertie, Arlington, MA. Advanced Backgammon Bill Robertie William Robertie, Arlinton, MA. Reno Bill Robertie Backgammon for Winners Bill Robertie