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In the Game Until the End: Volume II by Robert Wachtel (2014)

In the Game Until the End: Volume II, the new book by Robert Wachtel

Perhaps the most intriguing - and mysterious - realm in the backgammon universe lies at contact's 11th hour. Holding the opponent's ace point, a competitor is "in the game until the end" - an end which can run the gamut from utter disaster to miraculous deliverance. The first systematic study of the play in these exceedingly difficult positions was undertaken in 1993 by the renowned American expert, Robert Wachtel. In this, the sequel to that early, pioneering work, Wachtel mobilizes the cutting-edge tool of deep computer rollout-analysis to debug and carefully extend his research to a variety of more complex ace-point endings.

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126 pages, softcover

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$29.99 each, not including shipping. 10% discount for USBGF Premium members.

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A U.S. Backgammon Federation publication

Baffle Boxes by Phil Simborg

Baffle Box Details

Exquisitely designed clear acrylic baffle boxes available exclusively through Phil Simborg. The Simborg Baffle Box is effective and guarantees excessive tumbling of the dice. Acrylic baffles coated with felt allow for quiet use. Easy to assemble and disassemble, sturdy, fits in most backgammon boards, and is aesthetically attractive. Endorsed by many of the world's best backgammon players. Carrying bag and custom engraving available at an extra charge.

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Baffle Box: $70.00 each

Shipping within the continental United States: $12.00 (International shipping is available)

Baffle Box Carrying Bag: $10.00 each

Custom Engraving by Request

Contact: E-mail or call (312) 543-0522

Backgammon Boards by Geoffrey Parker Games

Backgammon Board Details

Geoffrey Parker backgammon boards are among the finest available throughout the world. Impeccable craftmanship and use of only the highest quality materials, ensure each and every board is a cherished work of art. In addition to being voted 2012 Board Designer of the Year at the 2013 London Open, the winner of this year's Backgammon World Championship will receive a stunning board custom designed by Bentley & made by Geoffrey Parker.

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Tournament Size: From approximately $2,700 and up

Availability: See Zontik Games and Geoffrey Parker Games

Contact: E-mail or call + 44 (0) 1799 599 100


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