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The Backgammon Encyclopedia, Volume 2
The best way to learn how to handle the doubling cube in backgammon is through the study of well-chosen reference positions – positions which capture the essence of particular structures and which serve as a guide to understanding positions of a similar type. Kit Woolsey’s Backgammon Encyclopedia, Volume 1 was a pioneering effort in this direction.
In Volume 2, Kit extends his earlier work with an examination of doubling cube action in 10 new position types:
> Early Advantage
> The Semi-Blitz
> One Man Back
> On the Bar
> Hitting a Blot
In each section, Kit shows which features of each position are really crucial, and shows how small changes in different features can dramatically affect the evaluation. It’s a masterful work and a must for any player who seriously wishes to improve.