Danny Kleinman A backgammon treatise covering all aspects of the game, including a pioneering chapter on the doubling cube and its use in match play, and introducing characters who write complaining letters to Miss Lonelyblots. Wrote noted backgammon author Barclay Cooke: "this book puts all others to shame."
Danny Kleinman This book continues to expose backgammon cheaters, and includes a photograph of some of the equipment used to cheat. However, that occupies only a few pages. Most of the book is consumed by a long annotated match and further discussions of backgammon theory and positions.
Danny Kleinman "Dancing" is a colloquial term for failing to enter from the bar, something that is seldom good for a backgammon player. As the author finds less and less new theory to discover and explain, this book introduces annotated matches in which established theories are applied.
Danny Kleinman The dice conquer all, including the most skillful players, because they are loaded and manipulated by backgammon cheaters. This book exposes the ring of cheaters that infested backgammon in the early 1980s, naming names and describing techniques. However, most of the book is devoted to long annotated matches.
Danny Kleinman This book includes a discussion of the claims about "psychic" influences on the dice, and a correct version of the Crawford Rule that has yet to be implemented even today, some 24 years after its formulation.
Danny Kleinman An editor at Simon and Schuster requested "a book like Paul Magriel's" to compete with a rival publisher. A list of books by "Paul Magriel" reveals that most are about the dance. Coincidentally, "dancing" is a colloquial term for failing to enter from the bar, something that is seldom good for a backgammon player. As the author finds less and less new theory to discover and explain, this book introduces annotated matches in which established theories are applied.
Danny Kleinman The shorter of the two annotated matches it contains is unique in pitting a 1990 computer backgammon program against an amateur human opponent. A section at the end pays special attention to tournament rules and procedures, including a complete set of tournament rules upon which no significant improvement has been made in more than a decade-and-a-half since their formulation.
Danny Kleinman The longer of the two annotated matches that form the bulk of this book was a final match of an international tournament in which the author provided a running commentary via closed-circuit television. A smattering of new theoretical material and analysis of problems completes the rest of the book, but for the first time, Miss Lonelyblots does not appear at all.
Danny Kleinman The lone annotated match in this book adds a feature not to be found in the other books: comments by the two experts who played the match. Most of the book contains the same kinds of short theoretical essays that characterize previous books, along with the practical advice still offered by Miss Lonelyblots.