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Currently ranked world #11 on the peer-rated survey “The Giants of Backgammon” and  Grandmaster 2nd class by the Backgammon Masters Awarding Body (BMAB), Robert Wachtel has been one of the game’s elite players for the last 40 years. A chess master, Doctor of Philosophy and an options trader, he is the author of two prior backgammon books, In the Game until the End (1993) and In the Game until the End Vol. II (2014), and more than 40 journal articles. Robert was the editor of the US Backgammon Federation’s flagship magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon, from 2011 to 2019. He is the author of The Language of Backgammon: A Player’s Dictionary, a companion volume to The Backgammon Chronicles.

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Interview of Robert Wachtel by Phil Simborg, 2007:

Robert Wachtel leads a discussion of a few tough backgammon puzzles with two of the world's finest: Mike "Falafel" Natanzon and Michihito "Michi" Kagaeyama at the Nordic Open, Copenhagen, 2011:

Podcast interviews of the author conducted by Richard Munchkin and Bob Dancer, proprietors of the website Gambling with an Edge, 7/25/2019: As of April 2020, a total of four:

July 4, 2019

July 25, 2019

April 2, 2019

April 9, 2019

Interview of Robert Wachtel by Zoe Cunningham, Copenhagen, 2011:

Video eulogy of backgammon pioneer Paul Magriel, written and narrated by Robert Wachtel, produced by Daniel Barre, Realist Films, 8/11/2018:

The text of this video is reproduced in The Backgammon Chronicles, Volume 2, pp. 217-22, under the title "Who was X?"

An impromptu interview of the author conducted by the Australian backgammon enthusiast, Ralph Burd, in Melbourne, January 2020, during the excellent international tournament he organized there.

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