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Johan Huyck beats Geert VdS in high-level Winter Series 6-4.

In the course of a little under 3 months, Geert Van der Stricht and Johan Huyck played, recorded and transcribed ten 15-point matches.  These long matches are notoriously difficult as cube decisions can become very counter-intuitive at lopsided scores.  How … Continue reading

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Guy and Michel tie New Year Series : 3-3.

As I have written before, playing a Master Series (MS1) is a good way to play longer backgammon matches without the pressure of win-or-lose.  Players can focus solely on the objective correctness of their decisions and need not worry about … Continue reading

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Invitation : 2nd Brugge Backgammon Day.

Brugge Backgammon Club would like to invite all BGFed.be-members to the 2nd Brugge Backgammon Day.  The event will take place on Saturday 27 February 2016, from 10am to 19pm. Last year’s format is retained : after the Player Presentation (10:15am), … Continue reading

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7th Leuven Open: Double victory for Brussels; Most accurate play by Brugge

Thank you to everybody for making the 7th Leuven Open (Nov 29, 2015, in de Abdijmolen, Heverlee) such a wonderful day. Congratulations to the winners of the main tournament: Johan Brisaert (Brussels) Robin Bilderbeek (Gent) Zsolt Tasnadi (Brussels) Guy Van … Continue reading

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Bert and Robin wrap up Autumn Series.

In just under 2 months, Bert Van Kerckhove and Robin Bilderbeek completed a series of ten 7-point matches.  They played these matches during the weekly club evening at the Sandeman, the home of Ghent BC.  This series of matches is … Continue reading

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Michel shares 1st prize at BMS(UK) event.

Like I said before, I enjoy participating at BMS(UK) events.  Since all matches are recorded, transcribed and analysed by the tournament organiser, you can get a pretty accurate idea of your playing performance without the hassle of having to record … Continue reading

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Rating update November 15: higher and higher…

The butcher from Bruges has struck again: 1854.13 is Belgium’s current backgammon rating. Michel or machine? Lucky Lamote? Hopefully he’ll tell us some of his tricks during the lunch lecture at the 7th Leuven Open. Or has he been bitten … Continue reading

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Brugge BC wins the 4 Cubes 2015

Although losing to Ghent 5-4, Brugge was able to take the Four Cubes home.  Losing to Ghent meant that three clubs were tied at first place with 3 encounters won and one lost. To break the tie, the ancient Four … Continue reading

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Bert becomes Dutch Champion in Den Bosch (NL)

With four consecutive wins in 11-point matches Bert Van Kerckhove won the Nederlands Kampioenschap.  This result is that more amazing since Bert also won the Rotterdam Super Sunday the previous weekend.  Two tournament wins on Dutch soil in less than … Continue reading

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Some questions for … Geert Dooms.

  M : Hallo Geert.  Proficiat met je overwinning in BIC D2.  Je streed op de Brugge Backgammon Day in februari ook tot op het laatste moment mee voor de overwinning.  Toch twee opmerkelijke resultaten in 1 jaar tijd.  Bovendien … Continue reading

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