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Backgammon The Final Wind

Author : Chris Bray
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The material in this book covers not only the development of backgammon theory but also looks at the history of the game including some of its more famous and colourful players. Backgammon has never been short of interesting and colourful characters ranging from Emperor Nero to Lord Lucan. The timeless characters such as the Dowager Duchess, Quentin Quickcube, Barry Bigplay and the Enigmatic Englishman that make up Chris's menagerie continue to paint a vibrant picture of life in the high stakes chouette. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are on hand to lend instruction and Jeeves and Wooster provide some light-hearted moments. Chris's articles are targeted at a broad range of players and everyone from the casual player to the expert will improve their game by studying the diverse positions in this book.

Backgammon in the Wind

Author : Chris Bray
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This is the final (at least for now!) book in the Wind series of backgammon books. The book is an anthology of the final three years of Chris's columns from The Independent newspaper in the United Kingdom plus some other material produced for the United Kingdom Backgammon Federation.

Wind Assisted

Author : Chris Bray
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Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent newspaper in London and has been playing and studying the game for over thirty years. In this anthology of his most recent Independent articles he traces the further development of many aspects of the game. Backgammon is changing rapidly and much of it is now played on-line which requires some different skills. In tournament backgammon clocks are becoming the norm which means that a premium is now placed on the ability to analyse accurately at speed. Computers continue to get faster and backgammon-playing programs continue to improve which can only help the average player to improve his game as well. The timeless characters who make up Chris's menagerie continue to paint a vibrant picture of life in the high stakes chouette - the very lifeblood of backgammon. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are also on hand to lend instruction.

Second Wind

Author : Chris Bray
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Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent newspaper in London. In this anthology he traces the development of on-line play and looks at many other aspects of the game. In the five years since the publication of Chris's last book "What Colour is the Wind?" the spread of broadband connectivity has driven unprecedented growth in backgammon on the Internet. Backgammon playing computer programs, such as Snowie and gnubg, are helping players of all strengths to develop their game. The material in this book covers not only the development of backgammon theory but also looks at the history of the game. Several new players, including the Dowager Duchess, have joined his menagerie to help to paint a graphic picture of life in the high stakes chouette - the very lifeblood of backgammon. Chris's articles are targeted at a broad range of players and everyone from the casual player to the expert will improve their game by studying the diverse positions in this book.

What Colour is the Wind

Author : Chris Bray
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The game of backgammon has developed significantly over the last four to five years. It is no coincidence that this development has happened in parallel with the arrival of sophisticated computers. Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for "The Independent" newspaper in the UK. In this anthology of his Independent articles of the last four years the arrival and influence of the silicon players can be clearly traced. The material covers not only the development of backgammon theory but also looks at the history of the game such as the advent of the doubling cube and some of the more colourful players who have played the game. A menagerie of players such as Barry Bigplay, Nigel Natural and Quentin Quickcube help to paint a graphic picture of life in the high stakes chouette - the very lifeblood of backgammon. Chris's articles are targeted at a broad range of players and everyone from the casual player to the expert will improve their game by studying the couple of hundred positions in this book.

The Wind of Change

Author : Chris Bray
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Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent and has been playing and studying the game for over thirty years. In this anthology of his most recent Independent articles he traces the further development of many aspects of the game. The game continues to evolve and the last twenty years have seen a period of rapid development in the game. This is largely because of the advent of backgammon computer programs JellyFish, Snowie and, most recently, eXtreme Gammon. Consequently the modern expert player is light years ahead of his 1990s counterpart. The material in this book covers not only the development of backgammon theory but also looks at the history of the game including some of its more famous and colourful players. The timeless characters that make up Chris's menagerie continue to paint a vibrant picture of life in the high stakes chouette. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are also on hand to lend instruction and for this book Jeeves and Wooster have joined the party as well.

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
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Seven Deadly Sins

Author : David Walsh
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When Lance Armstrong fought back from life-threatening cancer to win the 1999 Tour de France - the so-called 'Tour of Renewal' - it seemed almost too good to be true. It was. Sunday Timesjournalist David Walsh was one of a small group who was prepared to raise awkward questions about Armstrong's seemingly superhuman feats. And so began a 13-year battle to reveal the truth that finally ended in October 2012 when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour victories and banned from the sport for life. Walsh's gripping and moving personal account of his struggles is a revealing insight into the murkier end of professional cycling - a place where having the right doctor can make all the difference and where there existed a conspiracy of silence. As he shows, it never was about the bike. However, spurred on by a few brave people who were prepared to speak out in the hope of saving the sport they loved, Walsh continued to probe, and eventually he was vindicated when Armstrong's reputation was ruined. In this updated edition, covering Armstrong's confession to Oprah, Seven Deadly Sinstakes the reader into a world of doping and lies, but shows that there is always hope for a better future.

The Novels of Charles Lever

Author : Charles James Lever
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The Novels of Charles Lever Charles O Malley the Irish dragoon with illus by Phiz

Author : Charles Lever
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