Poker Great Gus Hansen demonstrating his skills at Speed Gammon …
World Series of Backgammon (“WSOB”) is a televised, high stakes backgammon tour founded in 2006 by television producer and backgammon player, Andy Bell.
Season I launched in 2006 with an 8 hour television series presented by Kara Scott and John Clark broadcast on Eurosport 2 in 44 European countries capturing the Riviera Cup and team event, the Nations Cup from the Palm Casino, Cannes. Sean Casey of Ireland triumphed in the Riviera Cup against Georgia’s Nodar Gagua and USA defeated Denmark in the Nations Cup.
Season II, 2008, expanded to events in London – the UK Masters saw a 128 draw in the main event, the largest backgammon event held in the UK for 30 years; the world’s largest event, the Nordic Open joined the WSOB tour for the first time and saw the Championship field increase from 78 to 153 players and finally on the 08 tour, WSOB Cannes, which recorded 155 Championship players, second only to the World Championships. The television series expanded to 15 hours and saw superstar poker and backgammon player Gus Hansen join John Clark in the commentary box.
2013 International Games Festival in Cannes. Mar 1-3 2013
Traditional and classic games, board games, video games, Japanese Culture playful, Simulation Games, Trading Cards …
(Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Crosswords, Tarot, Belote, Rummy, Bridge, Othello ® , Scrabble ® ,Carrom, Skat, Go game, Mah-Jong, Shogi, Awale …)
You can find the detailed program of tournaments offered at the Festival by going to the section for your favorite game.
popular for hundreds of years-just as much fun today!
Handsomely designed pieces in sturdy unbreakable plastic
Easy-to-follow illustrated directions for each game..
Numbered checkerboard to facilitate working out problems
Offer hours of friendly,stimulating,competitive play
Oswald (Ozzie, Jake) Jacoby (December 8, 1902 – June 27, 1984) was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest bridge players of all time. He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, and poker..
Jacoby was also an expert backgammon player, and in 1972 he was crowned World Backgammon Champion. In 1970, he wrote The Backgammon Book with John R. Crawford, which is considered the first book to deal with backgammon from an analytical viewpoint. The Jacoby Rule, which states that gammons and backgammons count only after the cube has been turned, is named after him.
32nd Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 – May 28, 2012
A Backgammon haven filled with philosophies , strategies , moves and tips …
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