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Malcolm Davis - #17 in the World!                                                                                                          

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Of the many great players among us, one is a unequivocally a giant in the backgammon world.  There is no Internationally recognized system by which rankings are determined.  However, Yamin A. Yamin from Illinois has created a system by which the tournament directors around the world calculate the best players and establish their ranking.  We are privileged to play weekly with the 17th ranked player in the world, Malcolm Davis.  Malcolm is known and respected world wide for his brilliant play as well as his vast knowledge of the game including his contributions to the creation of SnowieExpert Village commissioned Malcolm to  explain the basics of the game on their web page.  This is an excellent introduction to the world of backgammon.  American Backgammon Tour's 2003 PLayer of the Year - you guessed correctly; our very own Malcolm.  Malcolm went to the 2000 Monte Carlo tournament to play in what is referred to as the World Championship of backgammon.  Here is a link to a complete account of that 11 point match which was won by -- well, I'll let you read.  Thanks and congratulations Malcolm! 

Many books refer to Mr. Davis' expert play are available at Amazon.com.  These two, Backgammon Praxis - The Matches of Malcolm Davis - Volumes One and Two, by Marty Storer are available at The Fortuitous Press with commentary by experts Ed O'Laughlin, Frank Talbota, Malcolm Davis, and Marty Storer.

Above:  Malcolm, Rich, Ernie, and Bob left to right

Left:   Malcolm receives his trophy in Illinois