Chris Bray is the backgammon columnist for The Independent newspaper in London and has been playing and studying the game for nearly thirty years. 'Backgammon - An Independent View' takes the best of his early Independent articles and mixes them with his other more technical articles to produce a book which will appeal to all players. Everyone, no matter what their skill, will find something in these pages to raise the level of their game and show them new aspects of backgammon. It also has its more whimsical moments as none other Sherlock Holmes provides some of the instruction! Backgammon theory has evolved considerably since the original publication of the book and the use of neural net computer programs has taken the game to new levels. This newly revised version reflects those changes in theory and the solutions to several of the original problems have been updated.