COSTA RICAN BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Thank you for visiting the Costa Rican Backgammon Association's home on the web. The CRBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of backgammon in Costa Rica and worldwide. We are happy you have joined us. We hope you like our problem section, and hope our pages provide you with the information you may need about us. In any case, we welcome your feedback, so please do not hesitate to send us any suggestions on how to improve our web pages, and please let us know you were here........
Again, sorry for all the delays in updating, the webmaster's internet connection (phone lines, modem, etc.) was destroyed by lightning and it took over a month to get everything back in order. The following problem is taken from the finals match of Herradura Masters, played between Mike Senkiewicz (WHITE) and Mike Svobodny (BLACK) during the Third Backgammon Tournament of the Américas. Click on the board to get the solution. A New problem will be posted December 1, 1997
15-point match. White leads Black 11 to 8. White on roll. Cube action?
The CRBA meets for tournaments or chouettes Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at Le Monastere Restaurant in Escazú. If you plan to be in Costa Rica and would like to join us for some backgammon, please contact us at the telephones/fax below, or send us e-mail using the link at the bottom:
Max Esquivel (506) 224-7938 or 283-8118, Fax (506) 234-8003
Antonio Ortega (506) 253-0880 (Tel/Fax)
PO Box 11493-1000
San José, Costa Rica
The CRBA's Board of Directors:
The CRBA and its members have published the following books, which may be ordered here:
"Backgammon: Costa Rica 1993", by Antonio Ortega, Max Esquivel, Mario Madrigal, and Neil Kazaross. An in-depth match analysis of the Cariari Masters' Final between Wilcox Snellings and Mike Senkiewicz, plus seven other unannotated matches, taken from the Second Backgammon Tournament of the Américas.
"Backgammon: Costa Rica 1994": by Antonio Ortega, Mario Madrigal, and Danny Kleinman. An in-depth match analysis of the Cariari Masters' Final between Mike Svobodny and Mike Senkiewicz, taken from the Third Backgammon Tournament of the Américas.
"Fascinating Backgammon": by Antonio Ortega. A problem book covering a broad range of areas of our fascinating game.
"Backgammon: Costa Rica 1995": by Max Esquivel and Wilcox Snellings. Third book in the match analysis series, covering a match played between Kent Goulding and Alan Steffen in the Fourth Backgammon Tournament of the Américas, plus other unannotated matches. Player commentary provides additional insights into the minds of experts. PUBLISHING NOW FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY.
"Cubes and Gammons Near the End of the Match": by Antonio Ortega and Danny Kleinman. An in-depth analysis of cube handling at several match scores for Leader and Trailer.
Please E-mail us at: Costa Rican Backgammon Association
Created by Max. Updated November 20, 1997