Backgammon: Pure Strategy by Marc Brockmann Olsen

Backgammon Pure Strategy bookBackgammon: Pure Strategy by Marc Brockmann Olsen
Published: February 16 2007

ISBN-10: 1539640361

ISBN-13: 978-1539640363

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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Book Summary

According to Marc Brockmann Olsen, this is a book about the human mind trying to understand backgammon theory.Mr Olsen writes an inspired account to outline his strategies and even his approach to read the backgammon board. He proposes a very distinctive thinking process to find the best moves and using the doubling cube. These books applications are unique to its kind and frankly require a bit of time to be internalized, so it might not work right away with every reader. It should also be noted that, the best option is to have a thorough understanding of the game before reading this book; reading it is expected to lead players of intermediate level to advanced or expert level. It is clearly not a book for beginners as it deals with the algorithms used in modern backgammon artificial intelligence, something that new player might be unaware of. Marc Brockmann also took his contributions to the next level in this new opportunity. In his previous book, he dedicated a segment to the The Value Equation; he now expands on this subject on a chapter of its own. He improves the thinking framework on the approach to backgammon playing; surpassing the one previously proposed on his first book. Mr Brockmann credits this method as the source of his well known low error rate.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Thinking like a neural net
  3. Backammon concepts
  4. Wheights on concepts
  5. The value equation
  6. Cube action concepts
  7. Quiz
  8. Final Words

About the Author Marc Brockmann Olsen

Marc Brockmann Olsen is a now retired football player who got a degree in economics. He is one of the backgammon theorists of the new generation. With a style and understanding of the game inspired by the backgammon algorithms, he published his first book and sold more than 1200 copies in the first three years of publication, a true landmark in the backgammon world.

 

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