The Tsunami hits Monte Carlo, the Hobgoblin of Continuity, and Ideas to Reinvigorate the World Championship
Backgammon is a game with three thousand year old antecedents. This doesn’t mean today’s backgammon enthusiasts need to accept the current flaws in the organization of its most prestigious tournament simply because this is the way things have been done for decades already. In this article in the September/October edition of Prime Time Backgammon entitled “The Tsunami hits Monte Carlo, the Hobgoblin of Continuity, and Ideas to Reinvigorate the World Championship”, I comment on the Japanese domination of World Class Backgammon, and explain the new double elimination format of Monte Carlo while delving into some of the positives and negatives of the format as well as what can be done to change it to make the World Championships more fun, more fair, more respectable and more lucrative. My goal is to bring more interest into backgammon and to grow the game that we all love. Click here to read my Manifesto of what should be done to reinvigorate the World Championships of Backgammon.