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« on: December 28, 2002, 01:05:10 AM »

Let's post some handy links for newbies and beginners.

I have found the following page very handy for learning some basic tactics:

Backgammon tips for beginners

Please post some more good links.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2003, 04:52:50 PM »

A very useful site is Art Graters Incredibly Useful Backgammon Portal, on www.back-gammon.com , with links to just about every useful bg site in the world.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004, 11:44:08 AM »

Hi FIbsters,
i found a nice site for germen gamblers
Habe eine schoene seite in deutscher sprache gefunden
www.backgammonfreund.de/index.html



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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2004, 02:58:36 PM »

Far and away the best list of links is always:
http://www.chicagopoint.com/links.html

This includes various links for finding local clubs. If you're new to backgammon then I'd recommend trying to find some live games to play as well. Online we lose out a lot on hearing why people chose particular moves over others.

There's also some quizzes and the latest info on getting gnubg and other bots. Some people seem to become masters at the game now without ever having human opponents!  
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2004, 03:13:34 AM »

List of Backgammon Sites including Strategy Tips for beginners...

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2004, 02:58:01 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2004, 07:41:46 PM »

In this list obviously this one is missing
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www.bkgm.com
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006, 02:02:50 PM »

These are all good site, there's no doubt.

We're inviting anyone whose got the writing bug and the backgammon expertise to help make our site the best

Check it out and see if you're up to the task:
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2006, 04:34:50 PM »

Well, that is a mess of noisy adverts and, fearing death by pop ups, I left pretty swiftly....
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2007, 06:41:57 PM »

Thx i will check it out. I need all the help i can get !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2007, 07:55:24 PM »

A very useful site is Art Graters Incredibly Useful Backgammon Portal, on www.back-gammon.com , with links to just about every useful bg site in the world.


Well, the URL has been taken over by some company (or has been sold to this company) and Art Graters Backgammon Portal moved to this new location:

http://www.back-gammon.info/

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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 08:09:08 PM »

Let's post some handy links for newbies and beginners.

I have found the following page very handy for learning some basic tactics:

Backgammon tips for beginners

Please post some more good links.

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you click and drag. How do you move them on FIBS?!
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 01:27:44 AM »

If you're asking how to move on Fibs, it depends on which interface you use, and the best ones to use are Javafibs or 3DFibs.  In either of these, you move by right mouse clicking on the higher move first or left mouse button clicking on the lower dice first.   Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 08:20:54 AM »

Here's some handy links for newbies to Fibs:

how to use javafibs:  http://www.fibs.com/~cthulhu/

fibs commands:  http://www.fibs.com/CommandReference/index.html

fibs dysfunction:    http://www.alef.co.uk/fibs/archive/dysfunction.html

nacci:  http://www.donzaemon.com/pyr/user/pyr/?page=

http://fibsleagammon.free.fr/tf3.htm for fri3

tournament page:  http://fibsleagammon.free.fr/tournament.htm

world clock:  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html


Other helpful links:

10 commandments of backgammon:  http://www.kakeboksen.org/backgammon/ten-commandments.html

Ric Gerace homepage with bg links for downloads and gaming places.  http://www.ricgerace.com/backgamm.htm

bg articles:  http://www.bkgm.com/articles/page1.html#humor

photos of fibbers:  http://www.alef.co.uk/fibs/archive/photos/index.html


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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 09:45:11 PM »

Hi everyone!

Thanks for thinking of us newbies!!  Smiley  I'm having a great time and learning so much!! (Admittedly, I'm learning very slowly... but that's my own fault.)  Wink All the best!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 11:50:40 AM »

Hello, I found a great site with articles on backgammon. Some articles are great for beginners, others will intimidate beginners and are more suited to stronger players.

www.bkgm.com
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 11:45:11 AM »

Hello, I apologize in advance may not be in the subject or not in the section asking
But I need help. I'm from Russia do not really understand where is what.
Really want to play in your tournaments. How do I do?? HELP.
Where and how is it set? It is free tournaments? Just not a bad player for more than two years playing on your server, and did not try to play in tournaments. Thanks in advance. Sad
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012, 02:40:10 PM »

Welcome to FIBS!  Smiley


The tourney schedule can be found here:   http://www.fibsboard.com/general-chit-chat/fibs-tournament-schedule/


I'm the wrong person to ask, if you want the times of the tourneys in your own local time... all that world clock stuff totally confuses me.  Perhaps diane or socksey could help you sort that side of it out.

I run tourneys five nights (my night time in Australia) a week, one is in progress right now... registration for that opened an hour ago... which will give you some idea of the times for you locally.

When you are online at fibs, and a tourney opens up for registration, you open a chat message to TourneyBot like you would to chat to a friend.
All tourneys have a four digit number... for example my one tonite was 4851.   In the chat message to tourneybot, you type "register 4851" without the " marks, and then you have signed up to play in the tournament. 

When play in the tournament starts, the tourneybot sends you a chat message, with the name of your opponent, and the number of points to invite for.  Some tourneys are different to others, so it pays to check with the Tourney Director at the time, what the set up is for the tourney running.   In my own tourneys, the regular matches at the beginning are for three points, and if you make it to the final, you play for five points. 
Tourneybot automatically records the results, so you don't need to tell anyone who won or lost your matches and what the scores were.  All you need to do is sign on, then enjoy the matches.  Smiley

Also something you need to be aware of, is the timeout clock.  In my own tourneys, it's set to five minutes.  What this means, is that if you get disconnected from the system, you have five minutes to log back on and resume your tournament match.  If for some reason you can't make it back in that time, your opponent automatically wins, and moves on to the next round, and you get timed out of the tourney.  The timeout clocks can vary for each tourney, so it pays to communicate with the TD, so you know the set up when you are signing on to a particular tourney.

I'm sure there's things I have forgotten to mention, so no doubt others on here will leave messages too.
But for myself, again, welcome aboard!  It's always good to see new faces join up! 

You are welcome to play in the Krazy Kiwi Klassic tourneys, any time you wish to join up!  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2012, 04:20:15 PM »

Some of the regular tourneys are not using TourneyBot but a bracket site at Challonge.com  Each tourney announces what format is being used and how to enter.  If English is not your first language and you have trouble understanding, you might find a fellow countryman to help you or use a translator.  At any rate, announcements on how to join the tourneys are always in shouts, so keep your shouts on.  Smiley

On the Tourney schedule page, there is a link to world clock for your convenience.  Use that to help with the times in your area. 

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 10:24:10 AM »

Hi webrunner thanks for helping newbie like me in learning Backgammon. I visted at you given link but it is not working can you suggest me some more good links from which i can increase my knowledge about Backgammon.
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