The Backgammon Book Author:Oswald Jacoby and John R.Crawford OSWALD JACOBY and JOHN R. CRAWFORD are very good friends and through the years have been amiable rivals in a variety of games. At backgammon there are seven international championships: Jacoby hs won three, Crawford one. Both still play. Crawford has also won the Regency Cup championship. At one time, Crawford held five national bridge title... more »s, and Jacoby was second to him in four of them. Crawford has also been a member of three of the five American teams to win the world's championship. Jacoby has won the world's championship once and is at present non-playing captain of the world's championship team, which includes his son James, with whom he also writes a bridge column. He has won more national bridge championships than anyone else. At other games, Jacoby will admit that Crawford is probably the best gin-rummy player in the world. But Jacoby is probably superior at casino and piquet. When it comes to bridge and backgammon, neither will concede to the other, but no one will do well against them if they play as partners.
Both authors have written other game books. Some of these are: (for Crawford) How to Be a Consistent Winner in the Ten Most Popular Card Games, Crawford's Contract Bridge, How to Win at Canasta, Playing Canasta, and Samba, and (for Jacoby) How to Win at Canasta, Oswald Jacoby on Poker, Oswald Jacoby on Gin Rummy, How to Figure the Odds, Mathematics for Pleasure. Jacoby's most recent previous book is Jacoby Modern - A System for the Seventies, written with his son.« less