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Monday, April 30, 2007

Another game of skill

This is a sponsored post.

Backgammon has been a springboard for many famous poker players, including Erik Seidel and "Quack Quack" Paul Magriel, whose antics at the table are distracting enough, but when you realize that underneath that loony exterior is a brilliant mind, it's downright unnerving. Magriel wrote what has been considered the seminal text on the game, called simply Backgammon. Now a new website is teaching people the game, with a poker-type twist. Backgammon Masters uses an exciting graphic interface to teach people how to play backgammon online and let them test their skills against other players from around the world.

Backgammon Masters has a great user interface, very easy to navigate and figure out, and the tutorials will get a novice up and running in no time. There is also a real money option, so that you can play backgammon online for cash against friends and strangers. New players can learn against Jean-Claude, the Backgammon Masters mascot and #1 online player. Jean-Claude plays through a series of animated tutorials designed to teach players strategy and optimal tactics.

"BackgammonMasters creates a new dimension in online backgammon branding in their 5 part interactive animation series titled 'Life According to Jean-Claude'." In the series we are exposed to a hilarious explanation and comparison by Jean-Claude of how to succeed at everything from playing backgammon to chopping onions, to fulfilling ones dreams and make important life choices.

The site offers play for all skill levels, and there are regular and tournament backgammon games available. So go give it a shot, see if you can beat Jean-Claude!

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