the six reasons why backgammon is the great game
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THE REASONS WHY BACKGAMMON IS THE GREAT GAME
THE OLDEST GAME
”Senet” - Predecessor of Backgammon found in the tomb of Tutankhamun in BC3100.
5000 YEARS OF HISTORY
Go 2000 years
Chess 1500 years
Video Games 60 years
POSITION FROM 雙六手引抄 PUBLISHED 1679
…STILL CORRECT TODAY.
ONE MORE POSITION…
So people from 340 years ago already discussed the interesting positions and wanted to share their knowledge in the book. Isn’t it amazing?
300 MILLION PLAYING
• Chess: 600 Million
• Go: 50 Million
• Pokemon: 10 Million (and counting)
UNITE THE WORLD
In Backgammon World, we see so many different Countries and races AgesReligions
Yet everybody has a room.
RAZI BOBROVLiving in Israel
Very calm and quiet
Can’t play on Saturday because of Jewish sabbath
CAME TO JAPAN OPEN ‘15I invited him to come to Japan Open as it starts from Saturday evening to Monday.(Monday is Japan’s national holiday)
It is one of the rare tournaments which starts on Saturday and ends on Monday. Razi can play it because Sabbath ends by the sunset of Saturday – exactly the starting time of Japan Open.
He came, he played and he won!
We can get unite through backgammon overcoming the difference of religion, sex, age and race.
YAN KIT CHAN
Member of National UK team
Traveling all over the world
There is no barrier in enjoying backgammon!
VERY DEEP GAME• Number of possible positions = 10^19Ex. 10^21 = Grains of sand: All the world's beaches combined
• Number of positions after the 3rd roll of the game = 6,615
• Number of positions after the 4th roll of the game = 138,915
BOT DIDN’T SOLVE THE GAMEComputer software (aka bot) is very strong yet hasn’t solve the game. It is not even close.
Bot helps human to understand and “enjoy” the game. eXtreme Gammon and BackgammonAce are examples.
Bot has a huge hole in its backgame evaluation.
SHAHAB CLASHED BOT In 2011 Shahab beat bot for money.
He played 10,000DMP matches and won between 54%-55%. Made a couple of 10,000 euro.
He is a specialist in Backgame and exploit the weakness.
Very simple contents yet provide all the complexity.
Endless choice of Colors, Materials, Sizes and Price.
Playing on the nice one is part of the joy.
We love BackGammon Board
BOARD WAS SACRED IN ANCIENT JAPAN1300 years ago, when a noble woman give a birth, two shaman play backgammon in the next room.
People regarded the board as sacred items.
2 dice = Sun and Moon4 quadrant = Seasons12 points = months30 checkers = days of the month
CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Backgammon can change your life
Especially for young it is dangerous
Meeting a new people always gives another perspective to the world
IT CHANGED MY LIFE After I graduated from a high school I wanted something different other than ordinary route but I didn’t know what it is.
I found the game and hooked up. Played 10 hours a day. A few years later I decided to go to USA to meet stronger players.
Slowly I became better and build up the carrier. In 2009 I won the world championship.
BG CHANGES MANY LIVES
Tobias Hellwag (Germany) – Life time professionals travelling all over the world searching for the action.
Akiko Yazawa (Japan) – She overcome the cancer and won the most prestigious title “ World Champion” in 2014.
Matvey Natanzon (US/Israel) – Used to eat only falafel and sleep on the bench in the park but became legend after he took up the game.
François Tardieu (France) – Three times European champion with very low error rate. He inspired many people including me.
LOTS OF FUN The game is just so much fun. It is the biggest reason.
Fast & ExcitingLots of turn aroundLuck & Skill Win & LoseCruelest gameBackgammon will test you in many ways but you always have to stand up and fight back!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL
LET’S MEET THE FATE!
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