UK Backgammon Final Article cover in the Independent Newspaper
Chris Bray is the world’s only backgammon writer with a regular column appearing in print in a major newspaper, the UK’s The Independent. On October 11th, he discussed the first inaugural UK Open which I won. He took as his subject material, the fascinating 2nd game of the match which ended when I passed my opponents 8 cube. You can read the article by clicking here. To my eye’s even more fascinating were the cubes to 2 and 4 earlier in the game and most especially the cube to 8 that Martin did not spin the turn before that I would have taken and Martin my have then gammoned me for 16 points and the whole match! The sequence which you can follow by clicking on the links embedded in the position shows high pressure match backgammon at its most intellectually and psychologically challenging.