|Title||100 Backgammon Puzzles|
|Subtitle||A Champion's Guide to Testing Your Skills and Improving Your Game|
|US edition UK edition|
|Pages||126 / 128|
|Publisher||The Lyons Press, N.Y. / Chameleon Books, London|
|ISBN||1-58574-209-0 (US-edition) / 0-233-99714-8 (GB-edition)|
|Remarks||Published in the US and UK at the same time. Only the US edition has a subtitle.|
|From the same Author||
Improve your Backgammon, 2002
Starting out in Backgammon, 2001
"I have about a dozen backgammon books and this is one of the better ones.
The positions included cover a huge range of situations and teach a lot of useful
key positions. I find his tips and various rules of thumb highly educational.
Personally, I much prefer Lamford's writing style to Robertie's. It's clear,
helpful and straightforward (not sensationalist). His PRAT (position, race and
threats) advice on doubling is something I've seen nowhere else, and it's a
very useful tool indeed. It's good for beginners keen to get into the more complex
aspects of the game and intermediates working to improve, but experts may find
the limited amount of deep analysis disappointing (I'm rated about
1800 on FIBS)." – Alef Rosenbaum
"This book is fun. There are 100 positions, each followed by a short answer and a quick tip. The puzzles are challenging, sometimes too challenging. That's because some of them are slightly wrong, despite being checked by Snowie 2 and Jellyfish.
I think the book is worthwhile for a strong player who will not be misled by the overly simplistic tips, some of which are quite wrong. For example, following an example in which a loose hit was wrong, it advises not to hit if your opponent has the stronger board. That's wrong. Not every hit is a loose hit, and hitting doesn't necessarily lead to a hitting battle, or the worst of one. Hitting can be a great way to get back into the game, and may be the best way to slot a point." – Douglas Zare, rec.games.backgammon, October 2001